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The Art of European Claim Drafting (London, United Kingdom - May 19-20, 2020)

  • ID: 4846974
  • Conference
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • 2 Days
  • Management Forum
  • Conference Dates: May 19-20, 2020
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This seminar combines one day of claim drafting fundamentals with a further day of focused workshops. Attendees have the choice of either a mechanical or chemical workshop.

PLEASE NOTE
Attendees will benefit from bringing a copy of the European Patent Convention with them.

Why you should attend

  • Enhance your understanding of the principles of the drafting process
  • Refine your drafting skills and understand the fundamentals of European claim drafting
  • Master the art of successfully preparing and defending claims according to European practice
  • Learn techniques to achieve adequate protection while meeting official requirements
  • Analyse the crucial aspects of good description, amendments and interpretation
  • Gain the edge in claims drafting through in-depth chemical or mechanical workshops
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Programme Day One

Led by Joeri Beetz and Leytham Wall

Know the invention

  • Know the client
  • Understand the invention
  • Novelty
  • The invention and the prior art
  • Inventive step

Claim drafting fundamentals

  • Clarity
  • Claim scope
  • Dos and don’ts

The importance of a good description

  • Structure of the description
  • Amendments and clarity
  • Sufficiency of disclosure

Amendments

  • Legal background
  • In the priority year
  • After filing
  • Limitation
  • Opposition
  • Inescapable trap

Claim interpretation

  • Art. 69 EPC
  • Before and after grant
  • EP v US

International considerations

  • US
  • PCT
  • Asia
  • Drafting a global application
  • PCT applications and priority pitfalls
Programme day two Chemical Workshop

CHEMICAL WORKSHOP

Led by Leythem Wall

Introduction

  • Warm-up exercises
  • Chemical claim types

Further considerations for chemical drafting

  • Exclusion from patentability
  • Exceptions to patentability
  • Parameters
  • Selection inventions
  • Disclaimers
  • Inventive step v sufficiency
  • Sufficiency v clarity
  • Drafting to allow for future amendments

Claim drafting exercise

  • Invention description
  • Essential features
  • Optional features
  • Examples
  • Technical effects
  • Prior art
  • Drafting independent claims
  • Drafting dependent claims
  • Drafting the description
Programme day two MECHANICAL WORKSHOP

MECHANICAL WORKSHOP

Led by Joeri Beetz

Preparation phase

  • Closest prior art selection
  • Novel and inventive features
  • Claim categories, technical fields

Claim sketching

  • Requirements of a patent
  • Novelty
  • Inventive step
  • Clarity
  • Essential features

Claim drafting

  • Functional claiming
  • Mere juxtaposition of features
  • One- and two-part claims
  • Scope of protection. How broad?

Dependent claims

  • Claim trees
  • Claim dependencies

Drafting the description

  • Support inventive step
  • Create fall-back positions

Exercises

  • The problem-solution approach
  • Closest prior art selection
  • Claim categories
  • Novelty and inventive features
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  • Joeri Beetz Mr Joeri Beetz,
    Patent Attorney ,
    CNH Industrial


    Joeri Beetz is a Dutch and European Patent Attorney working in the Belgium based European patent department of CNH Industrial.

    He has many years of experience in drafting, amending and opposing patent applications in both private practice and industry. Joeri also is an experienced tutor for the EQE exam.

  • Leythem Wall Mr Leythem Wall,
    Chartered UK Patent Attorney/European Patent Attorney ,
    Finnegan


    Leythem Wall is a Chartered UK Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney. He works in the London office of the international IP Law Firm Finnegan and prior to this was in-house IP counsel for ExxonMobil in Brussels. His work focusses on a variety of technologies in the chemical and medical fields including agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, coatings, foods and medical devices. Leythem specialises in patent drafting, prosecution, advice on infringement and validity and he has particular expertise in Oppositions and Appeals, including representation in Oral Proceedings before the European Patent Office in Munich and The Hague.

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  • Trainee patent attorneys – preparing short or long term to qualify
  • Patent attorneys in private practice
  • Corporate patent attorneys and lawyers
  • People working or training in intellectual property
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ADDRESS

Cavendish Hotel
81 Jermyn Street
Piccadilly
London
SW1Y 6JF
United Kingdom

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