Patenting in chemistry



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Date

Start: 07.05.2014
End: 09.05.2014

Location

Munich, Germany

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Working language(s)

English

Description

This seminar focuses on improving the participants' skills in assessing novelty and inventive step. After a short review of the basics of novelty and inventive step assessment - including feature analysis of the claims and the prior art, priority and intermediate documents issues, and the problem-solution approach - the participants will receive lectures about special cases related to novelty and inventive step, such as partial problems, alternative solutions, implicit features, selection inventions, and juxtaposition/aggregation of features. The lectures will be supplemented by practical case studies and exercises which will provide enhanced hands-on experience to the participants in the assessment of novelty and inventive step. The exercises will have a particular focus on the application of the problem-solution approach. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the cases and related topics with EPO experts during the practical exercises as well as in plenary sessions.

Target groups

Staff of national offices of EPO non-member states

Level of expertise

Intermediate

Medium

Classroom training

Content

Methodology

Presentations related to novelty and inventive step issues, group working on practical example cases will allow for a interactive discussions an putting into practice the acquired knowledge.

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Prerequisites

Participants should have attended an entry level course and/or must have a minimum of 2 years' patent examination experience. Furthermore, a very good command of English, both orally and in writing, is required.  

Venue details

Building PschorrHöfe

Rooms 1910/1911

European Patent Office

Bayerstrasse 34

80335 Munich

Contact

European Patent Academy

European Patent Office

Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1

80469 Munich

Tel: +49 89 2399 5414

email: dnnane@epo.org

Max. number of participants

18

Reference

N10-2014

Registration deadline

Deadline for registration is over.