In-Depth Course: Patent and Utility Model
For Administrators: Increase your domestic & foreign expertise!
- Main differences between European (PCT) procedures, China, Japan, South Korea, US
- US: inventors' rights, IDS, accelerating grant
- Use of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
- Complications when transferring rights
- EPO: remedy system, accelerating grant, thirdparty objections, filing divisionals
- PCT: remedies for incorrect filings, restoring priority, PCT-Direct, issues during EP entry
Aims and objectivesEveryday cases are handled using welltested procedures. But if the unexpected happens, knowing more about your own specialised field will increase your confidence. Also, familiarity with foreign procedures makes coordinating actions in different states with foreign agents more effective.
This course provides guidance on uncommon parts of domestic procedures, explaining the steps to be taken and best practices. The major differences in important states outside Europe are also covered to provide the more global view that clients increasingly demand.
- Global procedures will be clearer
- Communication with foreign agents will improve
- Filing and procedure using EPC
- Filing and procedure using PCT
- Recent and future changes
- Main procedural steps in China, Japan, South Korea, US
- Major differences compared to European procedures
- US: inventors' rights, IDS statements
- US: accelerating grant, fee reductions
- Use of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) to accelerate grant
- Fee reductions for small entities
- Filing parallel patents and utility models
- Complications when transferring rights
- Defects, corrections and remedy system
- Fee reductions and refunds
- Getting protection in extension and validation states
- Complications during search
- Global Dossier and Common Citation Document
- Acceleration of grant
- Filing objections as a third-party
- Oral Proceedings, Interviews, Telephone Consultations
- Streamlined opposition procedure
- Divisionals: main requirements and additional filing fees
- Transmittal after filing at a non-competent Receiving Office
- Handling a mixed language application
- Restoration of priority
- Using PCT Direct to improve the search
- Demand and examination procedure
- Supplementary International Search
- Issues when initiating the national or regional phase
- Problems when entering the EP regional phase
- Major differences with national entry in China, Japan, South Korea, US
Originally from the UK, Pete has lived in the Netherlands for 30 years. After 5 years inhouse at ASML, he moved to the private practice DeltaPatents in 2007, dividing his time between patent work, management and training in European and PCT law. As partner, he was responsible for the procedures and functioning of their formalities group. He was one of the original tutors when DeltaPatents started training patent administrators, and passed the first exam himself in 2011 to become a Certified Formalities Officer (NL). He was also one of the first tutors to teach administrators at the EPO as part of their EPAC program. In 2017 he left DeltaPatents to start his own firm, Fireball Patents, providing cost-effective patent services to SME's and startups.
NL 1054 Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 6075555
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- The global IP context will become clearer
- You will be able to better assess what to do in uncommon situations
- You will be able to work independently
- Communication with your team and your direct supervisor will improve
Prerequisite knowledge of:
- The various intellectual property rights and the differences between them
- How and where to register these IP rights
- Their different granting procedures and the granting prerequisites
Attendees will receive course material comprising comprehensive documentation provided by the speakers, which will be a valuable reference source for the future.
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