Intermediate

SEAD Course - A Patent Drafting Curriculum by the FICPI Training & Education Committee

The Course is divided into three segments and is devoted to teaching the art of patent drafting.

Tutoring is delivered by experienced practitioners from various jurisdictions including Europe, USA, and Canada. The tutors represent technical fields from electrical engineering, mechanics, biology, and chemistry. They all have experience in teaching and tutoring our patent drafting courses.

The course will be highly benefical to those who have between one to five years experience in the IP profession and those who wish to improve their drafting skills and practical knowledge of the most commonly used IP systems.

In 2024, the course will be held in Singapore, hosted by IPOS International.

 

 

 

Programme Information
Segment 1
IPOS International
Segment 2 (Correspondence Assignments)
Segment 3
IPOS International
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Learning Objectives

A unique, high-level patent drafting training course to teach the preparation of patent specifications and claims.

Who Should Attend

IP professionals with 1-5 years of experience
Professionals interested in improving their patent drafting skills
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Programme Outline
Time Topic
SEGMENT 1

INTRODUCTION
– Explanation of the Patent Drafting Training Course
– Patent Law and Practice Review

PRE-DRAFTING PREPARATION
– Interviewing Inventors
– Identifying the Invention

SPECIFICATIONS STRUCTURE
– Description
– Drawings
– Claims
– Abstract

APPROACHES TO CLAIM DRAFTING
– Functional Analysis

DRAFTING CLAIMS WITH REFERENCE TO SPECIFIC PRIOR ART

DRAFTING A DESCRIPTION TO SUPPORT CLAIMS

PREPARING AN ABSTRACT

The above topics will be covered via lectures, case studies, and in workshops over the five days. The emphasis will be on gaining practical experience via workshop activities.
 

SEGMENT 2

Correspondence Assignments

FOUR DRAFTING ASSIGNMENTS

– Each must be completed to gain a Certificate

SEGMENT 3

• REVIEW OF CORRESPONDENCE ASSIGNMENTS

• EXERCISES – DRAFTING OF FULL PATENT SPECIFICATION

• CONSEQUENCES OF DRAFTING – REVIEW OF EXAMPLE COURT DECISIONS

• AMENDMENTS

• MOCK TRIAL ON AN INFRINGEMENT CASE

The emphasis in Section 3 will be once again on gaining practical experience via workshop activities.
 

Please click here to download information on accommodation options for your consideration.  

Please email to [email protected] and [email protected] for any reservation and follow the terms and conditions stated. Do indicate that you are referred by IPOS International. 

 

 

18 Mar
2024
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22 Mar
2024
Segment 1
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
IPOS International
23 Mar
2024
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15 Sep
2024
16 Sep
2024
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20 Sep
2024
Segment 3
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
IPOS International
BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS LLP
Mr. Geoffrey de Kleine

Geoffrey is a partner in the national firm of Borden Ladner Gervais in Canada. He is a Registered Patent Agent in both Canada and the United States. Geoff works with a range of clients in the materials and metallurgical, mechanical and electrical fields. He has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the electronic packaging, telecommunications, consumer products, heat exchange technologies, and material processing and metallurgical fields. Geoff has acted as a tutor on the Patent Drafting Course since 2004 and has been Course leader since 2011.

DENNIS IP LAW GROUP LLC
Mr. Dennis Drehkoff

Dennis has been practicing patent and trademark law for over 50 years and is the founder of Dennis IP Law Group LLC in Chicago, Illinois. He is involved in the procurement of domestic and international patents in diverse areas including food technology, pharmaceuticals, biological sciences, chemical processing, packaging, and medical products. He has litigated patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition matters before various federal and state courts. He has also presented arguments before state appellant courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a frequent lecturer on patent and licensing matters and served as an adjunct professor for 12 years at University of Illinois-Chicago Law School. Dennis has received an AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating (Highest Rating) from Martindale-Hubbell since 1986. Dennis has been a tutor on the Patent Drafting Course since 2005.

Mr. S. Scott Gordon
SENIOR COUNSEL

Scott is senior counsel for an oil & gas producer in the Middle East and handles development and management of IP assets globally. He also handles IP licensing, IP aspects of joint venture and international project development and various corporate and commercial agreements. Prior to his in-house role, Scott worked in patent preparation, prosecution, and litigation for a top international law firm. Scott has also operated a small patent law firm focused entirely on client counseling and intellectual property law. His technical background is in electrical and computer engineering. Scott has worked with software and artificial intelligence, process systems and controls, mechanical devices, and semiconductor device manufacturing.
 

PATENTWALTE PARTG MBB
Dr. Karl Rackette

Karl Rackette is a patent and trademark attorney and the senior partner ofthe RACKETTE Patentanwalte PartG mbB in Freiburg, Germany. He is also a professional representative before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, WIPO as well as EUIPO (formerly the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)). Karl has travelled to five continents, where he has presented workshops on various aspects of patent and trademark law in more than 30 different
countries. Since 1992 he has been a tutor at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) in Strasbourg, France. Karl has been a tutor for all of the Patent Drafting Courses.
 

UMAMI IP LIMITED
Mr. Simon Roberts

Simon is a European Patent Attorney and Chartered Patent Attorney (UK). Formerly Director of Patents at British Telecommunications (BT) in London, Simon is now a freelance consultant who divides his time between Thailand and the UK. Despite having a background in materials science, he has worked extensively on most telecommunications technologies and
now works extensively on computer-related and software-based inventions. Simon was for over 30 years a tutor for CEIPI in Strasbourg and London, and he has been a tutor for all of the Patent Drafting Courses.
 

Course Fee

(before 1 January 2024)
SGD4050 (inclusive of 8% GST in 2023)
OR 
SGD3645  (inclusive of 8% GST in 2023) - For trainees in firms of FICPI members

(on/after 1 January 2024)
SGD4087.50 (inclusive of 9% GST in 2024)
OR
SGD3678.75 (inclusive of 9% GST in 2024) - For trainees in firms of FICPI members

Payment Notice:

A new GST rate of 9% will be applicable for all invoices issued by IPOS International on or after 1 January 2024.

Terms and Conditions

For Private Sector Participants

•            Full payment of course fees must be made to IPOS International upon course registration.

•            IPOS International reserves the right to deny admission to participants who have not made payment before course        commencement.

•            Any request for withdrawal or refund is subject to approval by IPOS International’s management.

•            Request for substitution has to be made in writing via email at least 3 days before start of course date and is subject to acceptance by IPOS International.

•            IPOS International reserves the right to cancel or postpone any programme due to unforeseen circumstances.  A full refund will be given to registrants if the course is cancelled by IPOS International.

•            IPOS International reserves the right to make any changes to the programme.

 

For Public Sector Participants

•            Course fees are payable upon course registration. Payment should be processed expediently.

•            Any request for withdrawal or refund is subject to approval by IPOS International’s management.

•            Request for substitution has to be made in writing via email at least 3 days before start of course date and is subject to acceptance by IPOS International.

•            IPOS International reserves the right to cancel or postpone any programme due to unforeseen circumstances.  A full refund will be given to registrants if the course is cancelled by IPOS International.

•            IPOS International reserves the right to make changes to the programme.

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