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This 5-day Seminar is designed for IP practitioners wishing to gain a practical understanding of the European Patent system, as well as of the community design on the EU.

The lectures address essential aspects of this system, with a view to helping participants optimize their efficiency in handling cases before the European Patent Office.

The Seminar also includes practical workshops aimed at maximizing the benefits of this learning experience.
  • Substantive Patent Law & Workshops

    £  Patentable subject matter

    £  Novelty – Art 54(3) EPC, double patenting

    £  Inventive step – Problem solution approach

    £  Sufficiency of disclosure vs. Clarity

    £  Workshop on Claim Drafting (Mech. and Chem.)

    £  Workshop on Claim Amendments (Mech. and Chem.)

  • Proceedings before the EPO & Priority

    £  General presentation of proceedings – from filing to grant

    £  Amendments (Mechanical / Chemical)

    £  Oppositions / Limitations / Oral Proceedings / Appeals

    £  Basic concepts of priority at the EPO

    £  Partial priorities / Multiple priorities

    £  “Poisonous” situations

  • Designs in the European Union

    £  How to protect a design in the EU

    £  Strategy : National / EU / International Design

    £  Interaction between registered designs and Patents / Copyrights / Unregistered designs

    £  Invalidity proceedings and infringement actions

    £  Case study

  • And more...

    £  Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court

    £  Recent developments in the European Patent System

    £  Searching for information on European Patents

    £  Interacting with your European Patent Attorney


Participants Feedback from Previous Sessions


“One of the best presentations I have attended in 25 years of practice.”
“REGIMBEAU IP Academy improved my understanding of European Patent Law!”
“Very clear and interesting approaches regarding the main patent prosecution matters in EP, thank you!”
“Very knowledgeable speakers, you can tell that they are truly experts!”
“The best lecture I’ve been given on problem solution approach.”
“Amazing learning opportunity.”
“A very enriching learning experience. I learned a lot and the exchange was amazing. Perfect all the way”
“Thank you for all the organization and planning that went into it. It was noticeable, and I think a remarkable initiative by a GREAT firm!”

Expertise of our Trainers

All the lecturers are experienced European patent attorneys with significant experience in training international audiences, through firm initiatives or events organized by major worldwide IP organizations and Universities.  

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