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US Patent Formalities

The Guide to the Formal Requirements

2017-09-29 2017-09-29 Amsterdam Marriott Hotel Stadhouderskade 12 1054 Amsterdam amsterdam@marriott.com +31 20 6075555 +31 20 60075511

US Patent Formalities

The Guide to the Formal Requirements

This course will provide a detailed guidance to the formal requirements of US patent prosecution.

Topics

  • 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 objectives

This 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?

  • Administrators
  • Legal Assistants
  • Formalities Managers
  • Paralegals
and all those who require an overview of the administrative and formalities requirements of the US Patent System.

Your Speaker

David G. Molnia
US Patent Agent, European Patent Attorney, df-mp Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman Patentanwälte PartGmbB, Munich (Germany)


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