US Patent Formalities
The Guide to the Formal Requirements
- Introduction to the US Patent System
- Review of the changes introduced by the America Invents Act
- Application and Examination Procedure: Formal Requirements, Time Limits & Fees
- Analysis of Continuations, Divisionals and RCE Practice
- Issuance of a Patent
- Challenging US Patents
Aims and objectivesThis course will provide a detailed guidance to the formal requirements of US patent prosecution. The instructor will describe the necessary papers, form and fees required for US patent practice, as well as the best practices for meeting those requirements. It aims to give a practical, in-depth understanding of the US Patent System. Participants will have the opportunity to raise questions on all aspects of the procedures. Commonly arising problems and practical solutions will be discussed.
This course is also tailored to European practitioners. It will thus highlight the important differences between US and European formalities and provide guidance on how to effectively meet the US formalities when prosecuting counterpart applications in Europe and elsewhere.
Who should attend?
- Legal Assistants
- Formalities Managers
Mr. Molnia is qualified both in the United States and Europe as well as in Germany. His qualifications enable him to represent clients before the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) as well as before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has been active in intellectual property since 1994 and is co-founder and partner of df-mp. He heads the firm's strong practices in the electrical and mechanical arts.
Amsterdam Marriott HotelStadhouderskade 12
NL 1054 Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 6075555
Fax: +31 20 60075511
Delegates will receive a course material folder containing comprehensive documentation provided by the speakers, which will be a valuable source of reference for the future.
Gives a great idea of the US Rule & guidelines.
Very informative and complete, even if you already have a lot of US experience.
Gives a great overview and understanding of the US prosecution.
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