PRN: Two Day How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications Seminar: London, United Kingdom - May 17th-18th, 2017 - Research and Markets

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Two Day How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications Seminar: London, United Kingdom - May 17th-18th, 2017 - Research and Markets


DUBLIN, Mar 03, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications" conference to their offering.

This seminar addressed the parallel, but substantially different, rules for drafting and prosecuting patents required by the Examiners and Appeal Board of the EPO and USPTO. You will study the contrasting approaches of the EPO and USPTO and learn the experts' techniques for drafting an applications for, and responding to, rejections issued by the two offices.

This Seminar Will Include:

- 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
- Worked examples

Practical Applications:

- You and the other delegates will be invited to correct and modify a sample application to be field with both the EPO and the USPTO.
- You will be asked to develop effective arguments, for the EPO and USPTO, with respect to hypothetical patent office rejections

This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes:

- Solicitors Regulation Authority

Who Should Attend:

- Patent professionals and other executiveds who are responsible for patent applications that are filed in, and prosecuted before, both the European and US Patent Offices

- Managers overseeing and evaluating the multinational patent prosecution


09.00 Registration and refreshments

09.30 Introduction

09.45 Review of the similarities and differences in the statutory systems of the EPO and USPTO

11.00 Refreshments

11.15 Best Practices' ! for preparing one specification to comply with the European and US requirements

12.45 Lunch

13.45 EPO/US: Prosecution and Appeal Procedures

15.15 Refreshments

15.30 EPO/US Definitions of Prior Art and Priority

16.45 Question and answer session

17.00 Close of day one

Day Two

09.00 Refreshments

09.30 EPO/US: Rejections and Responses

10.45 Refreshments

11.00 Prosecution History Estoppel in the US

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Arguments on Non-Technical (EPO) and Subject Matter (US)

14.45 Refreshments

15.00 Worked Examples

16.00 Plenary Session

17.00 Close of course

For more information about this conference visit

Media Contact:

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager

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