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The module comprises lectures on the latest developments in esp@cenet, search in machine translation databases or offering insight into an EPO examiner's way of thinking, in order to aquaint experienced patent professionals with new and useful patent-related resources.
Recorded lecture
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Developments in patent classification, search tools and databases, along with patent-related trends, tools and strategies in Asia are the main topics of this module. Also, information on trademark legislation and protection over borders, with concrete examples of state of things in Brazil or China complete the Search Matters module of 2010.
Recorded lecture
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This 2011 Search Matters module focuses on three main topics, all related to an efficient search: tools and resources, specific technical fields and methodologies, approach and strategies. Each of them comprises a series of lectures and workshops elaborating on different aspects of interest.
Recorded lecture
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A description of the three main PSA steps in assesing inventive step in an objective manner: determining closest prior art, technical problem to be solved and obviousness, followed by a practical exercise.
Self-study material
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European search is essentially a thorough, detailed, high-quality search.The responsibility for the decision of when to stop the search is left to the examiner. This presentation gives information on the indicators of a complete search, together with an overview of past and present search tools and some practice examples.
Recorded lecture
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The module elaborates on how to choose the appropriate classification system depending on your search criteria and for that purpose offers a clear overview on the pros and cons of both ECLA and IPC 2006.
Recorded lecture
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Growing awareness on the possible consequences of greenhouse gas emissions has expanded investments in the search of technologies with potential to reduce such emissions.The significant increase in patenting in relating fields and consequently the need to easily retrieve this information has led to the development of Y02, the new classification scheme for climate change mitigation technologies.
Self-study material
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Growing awareness on the possible consequences of greenhouse gas emissions has expanded investments in the search of technologies with potential to reduce such emissions.The significant increase in patenting in relating fields and consequently the need to easily retrieve this information has led to the development of Y02, the new classification scheme for climate change mitigation technologies.
Self-study material
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Growing awareness on the possible consequences of greenhouse gas emissions has expanded investments in the search of technologies with potential to reduce such emissions.The significant increase in patenting in relating fields and consequently the need to easily retrieve this information has led to the development of Y02, the new classification scheme for climate change mitigation technologies.
Self-study material
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The module deals with search methodologies used to access patent databases and other professional sources of technical information. The focus of the presentation is on the differences between free and fee-based sources of information. The topic is covered by using concrete search examples.
Self-study material
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This interactive training course provides all information needed on how to use esp@cenet efficiently: search criteria, search strategies, power tips and background information.
Self-study material
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This interactive training course provides all information needed on how to use esp@cenet efficiently: search criteria, search strategies, power tips and background information.
Self-study material
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This virtual classroom recording deals with patent value: distribution, valuation methods and patent portofolio management. A patent's value depends on who is using them and for which purpose. Patents should be evaluated with IPscore in order to improve innovation management and to increase the efficiency of patent management.
Recorded lecture
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This audiocast offers insight into the expectations, collected impressions and testimonials of the participants at the seminar on drafting written opinions that took place in Berlin 2010, under the guidance of the EPO experts.
Podcast
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This audiocast presents the new Patent Teaching Kit designed to be used by IP teachers and university lecturers, in order familiarize students with patents.
Podcast
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A tutorial explaining how the Online Fee Payment tool works, where is to be found and what is needed in order to use it.
Self-study material
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A tutorial explaining how the Online Fee Payment tool works, where is to be found and what is needed in order to use it.
Self-study material
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A tutorial explaining step by step how to file a patent application online, together with the features and advantages of Online Filing.
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A tutorial explaining step by step how to file a patent application online, together with the features and advantages of Online Filing.
Self-study material
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A tutorial explaining how the Online Fee Payment tool works, where is to be found and what is needed in order to use it.
Self-study material
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A tutorial explaining step by step how to file a patent application online, together with the features and advantages of Online Filing.
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This presentations outlines the procedure of getting a European patent and offers practical guidance throughout the patent application procedure. The module offers information on additional resources, how the EPC works and its relation to other international conventions, patent routes to be chosen and how European patents can be extended to non-EPC states.
Self-study material
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The second module on how to get a European patent focuses on patentability. The tackled topics are: the definition of an invention, what kind of inventions are patentable and how is patentability assesed- concepts of novelty and inventive step.
Self-study material
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The first part of this module focuses on the formal requirements which must be met when preparing a patent application.
Self-study material
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The second part of the module provides necessary information on how to present your invention. For that purpose, the following issues will be discussed: guidelines for disclosing the invention in the application, the requirements to be met when drafting technical application documents and the unitary character of patent applications and patents.
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The third part of the module offers an insight on filling European patent applications and other documents. You will learn where and how to file European patent applications, fees and fee payment and filing other documents.
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The first part of this module discusses the stages of the patent grant procedure, the procedure up to the publication of the application, the publication itself and the examination procedure.
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The second parts of the module offeres information on the opposition procedure, the limitation and revocation procedure, the divisional applications, the renewal fees and the general provisions governing periods in the European grant procedure.
Self-study material
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The interactive Patent information tour will familiarize you with the relevant parts of the patent system and will show you how to use patent information practically and to your advantage.
Self-study material
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This presentation on the German utility model deals with the basics of the utility model, differences compared to patents, registration procedure, priority and details on the cancelation procedure.
Self-study material
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The DVD is a demonstration of what happens in oral proceedings relating to examination proceedings before the EPO. A typical case is faithfully reconstructed and all the parts are played by patent professionals with real-life experience of the EPO's patent grant procedure.
Recorded lecture
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The presentation offers a brief description of the basic principles of unity of invention and how to assess if an application meets the requirements of unity of invention.
Self-study material
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A short presentation pointing out the rules of clarity required by an application, according to Art.84 (EPC)
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A presentation on how the description and claims of a European patent application should be formulated, taking into consideration rules 42, 49 and 43 of the EPC.
Self-study material
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The module is an introduction on the requirement and concept of novelty as defined in the EPC. It also presents aspects of the EPO practice concerning novelty, examples of how claims are construed and common situations encountered. Particular aspects of novelty and priority, prior rights and nonprejudicial disclosures are tackled in more advanced modules.
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The module elaborates on the principles applied to the interpretation of the scope of patent claims. The focus is on German case law, with the Epilady case discussed to make a comparison between different legal systems.The purpose of Article 69 EPC and the Protocol on its interpretation is to ensure the uniform interpretation of claims, despite traditional differences in national case law.
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Inventive step is one of the requirements for patentability, set out in Art 52(1).This module provides information on the theory of inventive step and the problem-solution approach, together with practical details on how the later can be applied.
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Biotechnological inventions relate to the industrial use of biologically active material. This module offers insight into the general basics about patentability of biotechnological inventions: general basics on patentability, legal basis and specific patentability criteria in biotechnology.
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A test to evaluate your knowledge on Patentability of Biotechnological Inventions as presented in the previous module.
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Patents based on traditional medicine knowlegde are often characterised as biopiracy, since they use traditional medicine knowledge and genetic resources. This module explains why traditional medicine knowlegde is a special topic when it comes to patentability, especially when it comes to the concept of novelty.
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The seminar presents the requirements for patentability, the legal basis and the specific criteria in the field of information technology.The first module deals with patentability and exclusions to patentability in Europe and ends with examples of patentable and non-patentable subject matters.
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The second module discusses the examination of a computer implemented-invention, with respect to the requirements of Art 52 EPC, namely: exclusion, industrial application, novelty and inventive step. Case law examples and potential claim formulations are also provided.
Self-study material
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The seminar presents the requirements for patentability, the legal basis and the specific criteria in the field of information technology.The first module deals with patentability and exclusions to patentability in Europe and ends with examples of patentable and non-patentable subject matters.
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The second module discusses the examination of a computer implemented-invention, with respect to the requirements of Art 52 EPC, namely: exclusion, industrial application, novelty and inventive step. Case law examples and potential claim formulations are also provided.
Self-study material
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The seminar presents the requirements for patentability, the legal basis and the specific criteria in the field of information technology.The first module deals with patentability and exclusions to patentability in Europe and ends with examples of patentable and non-patentable subject matters.
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The second module discusses the examination of a computer implemented-invention, with respect to the requirements of Art 52 EPC, namely: exclusion, industrial application, novelty and inventive step. Case law examples and potential claim formulations are also provided.
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The presentations deals with the amendments to the EPC, that were carried out in order to enhance the efficiency of the examination procedure. Procedures regarding divisional applications are also discussed.
Self-study material
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The Enforcement Directive entered into force in May 2004 and in 20008 it was implemented into the national laws of all EU states, except Luxembourg.Its purpose is to provide effective means for the enforcement of IPRs and to approximate legislative systems for ensure a homogenous level of protection within the internal market. The presentation further elaborates on the articles and requirements of the Directive.
Self-study material
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This audiocast outlines the major changes introduced in the PCT procedures, namely The Supplementary International Search and the amended provisions governing the filling of Sequence Listings. The Supplementary International Search represents a great opportunity for users to get a full picture on the relevant prior art and consequently to minimize costs.
Podcast
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This audiocast answers questions about the London Agreement, the way it works in practice and its potential to reduce the translation costs associated with European patents.
Podcast
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A summary of the most important topics addressed during the workshop on managing patent disputes from an SMEs perspective, that took place in Ljubljana 2010. Understanding the importance of patent management and of other IP assets in limiting business risks was one of the most debated topics of the event.
Podcast
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This audiocast summarizes the views of speakers on the importance of awareness about IP issues and patent valuation for SMEs and on managing patent disputes.
Podcast
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This virtual classrom is part of the IP4inno project and covers a brief revision of IP rights and a part about fitting the business model to the IP, where five business cases are discussed in order to show how differently IP supports them.
Self-study material
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This module starts with a brief revision of IP rights and continues with an overview on potential financing sources for new inventions, from public or personal to bank or venture fundings.
Self-study material
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