"Life of a Patent" Distance Learning Course
Starts: 19.04.2021 8:00hrs
Ends: 19.04.2021 23:55hrs
Have you ever thought about all the things to take into account before drafting and filing a patent application up to the last step of the grant process? This course presents all the relevant ones you should consider.
This self-paced training course deals with all the important steps and questions you need to clarify before starting to draft an application up to the formal and substantive aspects you have to take into account during prosecution. The course is introduced by videos and guides you through the different topics which are discussed at conceptual level and illustrated with practical examples. The course includes tests (quizzes) and assignments.
You have the possibility to obtain a certificate for this course if you have successfully completed the four quizzes. The certificate will be provided by epi.
A quiz is successfully passed with a score of 70%. Your results are shown in a review available at the end of each attempt. You can repeat the quizzes as often as you like. The best result will be taken into account.
During the course you can also work on assignments (there are three of them). Note that these assignments are optional and won’t be taken into consideration for obtaining the certificate.
Course is composed in four chapters:
- Formal aspects of prosecution
- Substantive aspects of prosecution
- epi Education department supported by the European Patent Academy
- Rut Herbjørnsen
- Kaisa Suominen
The seminar is intended for beginners in the profession and for patent practitioner/patent engineers in industry that would like to refresh their EPC knowledge and skills.
Level of expertise
A balanced mix of theory and practice, providing for interactive discussions by means of webinars and an online forum, will help to generate new knowledge, clarify open questions and allow for immediately putting into practice the acquired know-how.
Participants should have a minimum of two years experience in the profession. A good command of spoken and written English is required.
In order to attend the on-line course participants need a computer with an internet browser and a high-speed broadband internet connection. For the virtual classrooms, the EPO uses Cisco WebEX, so initially some WebEX software will be installed on your computer. Security settings on local Firewalls need to be checked. For more information please see the "VC guidelines for participants" under "documents". In order to make full use of the VC sessions, we recommend to use headsets.
Virtual classroom schedule
VCs are virtual classroom sessions (1h) which allow direct interaction with epi experts. The sessions will be recorded and released in the chapter "Virtual classrooms” within the course.
- VC1: 28 April, 15.00hrs - 16.00hrs CET - Chapter Pre-drafting
- VC2: 05 May, 15.00hrs - 16.00hrs CET - Chapter Drafting
- VC3: 19 Mai, 15.00hrs - 16.00hrs CET - Chapter Formal Apects
- VC4: 02 June, 15.00hrs - 16.00hrs CET - Chapter Substantive Aspects & Pre-drafting Assignment
VC5: 16 June, 15.00hrs - 16.00hrs CET - Assignments Drafting & Substantive aspects of prosecution
Application and use of personal data
Please do not use capital letters when filling the online registration form. Please indicate only personal email addresses.
Please note our "private policy" regarding the processing of your personal data.
For further information, please contact Barbara Riffert ([email protected]).
Minimum number of participants
*If the minimum number of participants was not reached by the registration deadline, the event will be cancelled. In this case the epi will inform you immediately.
Online registration is disabled for this event. Please contact us for further information.