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Formal Requirements of the European Patent System (London, United Kingdom - November 26-27, 2020)

  • ID: 4858646
  • Conference
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • 2 Days
  • Management Forum
  • Conference Dates: November 26-27, 2020
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Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

This two-day seminar for Administrative Staff in the Patent Profession on how to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO. Providing an introduction to the European patent system and how to proceed with an European patent application an much more.

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Day One

Introduction to the European patent system

  • History and development
  • Organisation of the European Patent Office*
  • Departmental responsibilities

The European patent application

  • Documents needed on filing
  • Accordance of a date of filing
  • Formalities examination
  • Missing parts of the description and missing drawings
  • Case management

Practical exercise: Divisional application

Electronic filing

  • Case management system
  • Web-form filing

Procedure before the receiving section and search divisions

  • Search report and search opinion
  • Response to the search opinion
  • Publication of the application

Fees

  • Modes of payment
  • Reductions
  • Refunds

Practical exercise: Divisional application

Day Two

Time limits – notification

  • Calculation
  • Extensions
  • Notification

Loss of rights – remedies

  • Further processing
  • Re-establishment of rights
  • Transfer of rights

Practical exercise: Time limits

Substantive examination – examining division

  • Formal procedures up to grant of the European patent
  • Refusal of the application
  • Withdrawal of the application
  • Deemed to be withdrawn
  • Accelerated examination

Post-grant proceedings

  • Opposition
  • Limitation
  • Appeal

Overview of PCT

  • Overview of the international phase
  • Entry in the regional phase

Regional entry before the EPO as designated office

  • EPO Form 1200
  • Payment of fees
  • Supplementary European search
  • Substantive examination
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  • Cees Mulder Dr Cees Mulder,
    Patent Attorney ,
    Maastricht University


    Dr Cees Mulder is a European patent attorney. From 2001-2009 he was a partner of DeltaPatents. Dr Mulder is Associate Professor of European Patent Law at Maastricht University.

  • Petra Schmitz Ms Petra Schmitz,
    Co-author in the EPC commentary Singer/Stauder ,
    European Patent Office


    Petra Schmitz, European Patent Office, Munich. After studying law at university she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Private Law and Patent Law at the Technical University Munich. In 1989 she started work in the EPO as a lawyer in Directorate Patent Law. Since October 2005 she has been a legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal. She is also a member of the Presidium of the Boards of Appeal. Petra is acting as CEIPI tutor at the University of Strasbourg for the preparation of Part D of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE). She is a co-author in the EPC commentary Singer/Stauder.

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  • Administrative and patent formalities staff
  • Office managers in industrial patent departments
  • Administrators in private practice
  • Those needing a good understanding of the formal requirements of the European Patent system
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ADDRESS

Rembrandt Hotel
11 Thurloe Pl,
Kensington
London
SW7 2RS
United Kingdom


DIRECTIONS

The Rembrandt Hotel is located at 11 Thurloe Place, London, SW7 2RS. The hotel’s location in central London couldn’t be better, whether you’re travelling for business or leisure. You’ll be right between two of London’s most fashionable areas – South Kensington and Knightsbridge – within walking distance of museums, theatres, Harrods and Hyde Park.

You can hop on the Tube at South Kensington and take the District, Circle or Piccadilly lines direct to the City of London, Heathrow Airport and all other areas of the city. Look out of your window and you may well see the Victoria and Albert Museum – it’s right across the street.

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