How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications
This practical and interactive course will demystify the complex area of combined EU/US patent applications. The expert trainers will address the parallel – but substantially different – rules for drafting and prosecuting patents required by the Examiners and Boards of Appeal of the EPO and USPTO. They will highlight the risks and pitfalls to be aware of and explain how to avoid them or deal with them if challenged by the patent offices.
The comprehensive programme will ensure that you get to grips with the contrasting approaches of the EPO and USPTO and understand the experts’ techniques for drafting an application for, and responding to, rejections issued by the two offices.
During the practical exercises you will learn how to correct and modify a sample application to be filed with both the EPO and USPTO and practise developing effective arguments for the EPO and USPTO, taking into account hypothetical patent office rejections.
You will also have the opportunity to discuss your particular questions and concerns with the expert trainers, as well as share experiences with like-minded professionals.Key topics to be covered:
- The often unseen traps posed by differing EU and US requirements
- ‘Best practices’ for reconciling the EU and US requirements and drafting an application to:
- Maximise scope of protection
- Reduce objections
- Minimise costs and maximise flexibility
- Prosecution procedures
- EPO and USPTO approaches to rejections
- Responding to EPO and USPTO rejections, based on an optimised specification
- Limiting US prosecution history estoppel
- Practical session using worked examples
Upcoming start dates
15 May, 2024
6 November, 2024
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I felt very important to remind that none of the system is better, the systems are different. The course was very interesting and gave some useful practical information for impr...
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