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Course - US Patent Applications for European Practitioners
US Patent Applications for
European Practitioners
2019-11-14 2019-11-14 Holiday Inn Leiden Haagse Schouwweg 10 2332 KG Amsterdam / Leiden +31 71 535 5555 +31(0) 71 53 55 553

US Patent Applications for European Practitioners

This practical course centers around an interactive case study that provides participants with a hands-on analysis of US patent law in comparison to European Law. Special attention will be paid to US practice in the post-AIA world.
Topics
  • European vs. US patent system: all the differences you need to know!
  • Preparing a global patent application: from determining inventorship to claim drafting
  • Prosecuting US patent applications after the AIA: prior art and grace period, dos and don'ts
  • Recent US decisions affecting European patent practice
  • Understanding post-grant challenges in the US

Aims and objectives

This practical course centers around an interactive case study that provides participants with a hands-on analysis of US patent law in comparison to European Law. Special attention will be paid to US practice in the post-AIA world. The course will take you from the conception of the invention and determining inventorship to the drafting of the application and the prosecution of the patent. Practical examples will focus on issues specific to your area of practice including preparing for the new post grant challenges. Learn how to avoid pitfalls when prosecuting US patent applications especially from a European inhouse perspective.
Who should attend
Do you work in a corporate patent/IP department or as a patent attorney in private practice and do you deal regularly with patent prosecutions before the USPTO? Then this course is intended for you. Knowledge of patents is required.
Speakers
Marcus Kretzschmar
PhD, Head of IP, U.S. Patent Attorney, Molecular Partners AG, Zurich (Switzerland)

Anthony C. Tridico
PhD, Partner, US Patent Attorney, Finnegan LLP, London (UK)


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