Training

Monday, 28 October 2019
14.00 - 17.00 hrs
T1
Finding patents with new Espacenet – from basic to more advanced concepts
T2
The EPO's linked open data hands-on
T3
SPCs, term extensions and adjustments: protection beyond 20 years in Europe, the US and Asia
T4
Adding value to patent data: how data processing and enrichment help users to tap into the benefits of patent data
Thursday, 31 October 2019
14.00 - 17.00 hrs 
T5
Patent analytics
T6
Beyond Espacenet: obtaining up-to-date patent data in Asian sources
T7
An introduction to INPADOC legal event data
T8
Patent insight reports from the EPO future and emerging technologies

Monday, 28 October 2019 - 14.00 - 17.00 hrs

T1: Finding patents with new Espacenet – from basic to more advanced concepts

With its worldwide coverage and simple search features, Espacenet offers free access to information about inventions and technical developments from 1782 to today. New Espacenet has improved the search experience and created new ways of searching and analysing patent information. This seminar will start with basic patent searching with new Espacenet and explore more advanced search.

Level: Introductory/medium
Price: EUR 125

T2: The EPO's linked open data hands-on

Linked data (also known as the Semantic Web) aims to implement Tim Berners-Lee's vision of turning the internet into a single, global database. It builds on standard web technologies like HTTP, URIs and RDF. In 2018, the European Patent Office released a new product "Linked open EP data", which contains the bibliographic data of all EP patents and the CPC classification hierarchy. This training will explain the principles and benefits of linked data and detail the content of the EPO's linked open data product. Participants will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the data set by performing exercises.

Level: Intermediate
Price: EUR 125

T3: SPCs, term extensions and adjustments: protection beyond 20 years in Europe, the US and Asia

This training aims at a better understanding of patent term extensions for medicinal products in Europe, the United States and in Asia.

You will: 

  • get an overview on the legal framework of patent term extensions in Europe and in the USA, including most recent developments like the EU manufacturing waiver
  • hear about the related provisions in Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei and other Asian jurisdictions
  • obtain an update on the most recent developments like the EU manufacturing waiver and upcoming law revisions in China
  • learn how to search information on SPCs/term extensions in various sources like INPADOC and free online tools provided by Asian patent offices, based on practical exercises.

Level: Intermediate
Price: EUR 125

T4: Adding value to patent data: how data processing and enrichment help users to tap into the benefits of patent data

For historical reasons and due to the large variety of sources of patent data, the pool of original patent data may sometimes look inconsistent and defective. Patent offices and service providers identified early on the demand for data processing and extra information to increase the quality of the data, to meet the needs of occasional and advanced users alike.

This training course will give an overview of the peculiarities and downsides of patent data in its original format. The course will present selected approaches for overcoming the shortcomings of original data, including the harmonisation of applicant names, classification and tagging schemes for technical subject matter, as well as the categorisation of legal event data.

Case studies and examples will illustrate and deepen the topics addressed.

Level: Introductory/medium
Price: EUR 125


Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 14.00 - 17.00 hrs

T5: Patent analytics

Patent analytics helps companies to assess the patent portfolios of their competition, and spot new market entrants and emerging technologies. This training session gives a general overview of the main process steps in patent analytics, including the statistical analysis of bibliographical and legal status data based on some easy-to-understand SQL queries in PATSTAT Online.

Based on a case study on a selected technology, the training course will show how patent analytics can help decision-makers with additional insight into the patent data.

Level: Advanced
Price: EUR 125

T6: Beyond Espacenet: obtaining up-to-date patent data in Asian sources

The EPO's new Espacenet, available as a beta version, provides a powerful starting point for searching patent information from Asia. However, users still have to cope with some limitations in update frequencies, gaps or the scope of data available for each country. For some jurisdictions such as India, there is hardly any data available in Espacenet. Therefore, it is very important to consult the official online search tools provided free of charge by the national Asian offices.

With a focus on Japan, Korea and India, this training will provide:

  • a detailed walkthrough of the search functions, the data coverage and the type of information available in KIPRIS, InPASS and the newly launched J-PlatPat database
  • an overview on specific scenarios in which it is particularly important for you to refer not only to Espacenet, but also to Asian sources
  • plenty of opportunities for practical hands-on exercises.

Level: Intermediate
Price: EUR 125

T7: An introduction to INPADOC legal event data

The EPO worldwide legal status database (INPADOC) covers legal event data on about 50 million applications from more than 50 patent authorities. It is the only centralised source of comprehensive legal event data worldwide and sets the standard in the field of legal event data. INPADOC legal event data is available in Espacenet, the European Patent Register and various commercial patent services.

In this training, we will explore the basics and coverage of the INPADOC database. We will also look at examples of patent applications and their prosecution history, illustrating the richness of the database, pointing out potential pitfalls and showing how to use INPADOC legal event data in an informed way.

Level: Introductory/medium
Price: EUR 125

T8: Patent insight reports from the EPO – future and emerging technologies

Recently the EPO has started to produce reports based on patent data.

Such reports are often called “Landscape Reports” even though they do not always include “landscapes”. We called ours “Patent insight reports” (Vienna style).

In this session you will learn how to identify future and emerging technologies, how to build search queries, how to extract data, how to clean the data and how to analyse and report.

We will take you through a number of our completed studies and you will have hands-on experience of creating, cleaning, analysing and visualisation.

Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Price: EUR 125

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