Seminars on the European patent: Seminars organised with the assistance of the European Patent Office and European industrial property practitioners
The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is organising two seminars at Strasbourg each lasting one week and dealing with the current state of European patent law and practice.
The seminars are addressed to
- practitioners who want to improve their knowledge
- candidates for the European qualifying examination for professional representatives before the European Patent Office.
The participants in these seminars will receive documents based on actual cases, in particular in the form of former papers of the qualifying examination.
The first seminar, which deals with legal problems, will take place from 15 to 19 January 1996.
Programme: legal problems concerning the European Patent Convention, the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the PCT and the Community Patent Convention, dealt with primarily on the basis of actual cases and of precedents relating to the EPC.
The second seminar has as its theme the practical drafting of claims and of oppositions and will take place from 26 February to 1 March 1996.
Programme: drafting of claims as well as an introduction to the description, drafting of responses to communications from the examiner, drafting of notices of opposition on the basis of the examination papers of the year 1995.
Emphasis is placed on the international character of the seminars which is ensured by the choice of lecturers and participants. Work will take place in groups in such a way as to allow discussion between the teachers and participants.
In the second seminar the working groups will be divided between chemical subjects and non-chemical subjects in each of the official languages.
Knowledge of one of the official languages of the EPO (German, English or French) will be enough to allow participation in the seminars.
To allow for proper discussions the number of participants may have to be limited.
The fees are FRF 4 900 for each seminar. Costs for lunch are included in this price for three or four days.
CEIPI has detailed information pamphlets available.
For further information and registration, please contact
Mme Rosemarie Blott
Université Robert Schuman
Boîte Postale 68
11, rue du Maréchal Juin
F-67046 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel. (+33) 88 14 45 93
Fax: (+33) 88 14 45 94