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Training Opportunities (onsite workshops and courses)

Online Patent & Patent Information Seminars

Ongoing Vendor Training

Patent Office Trainings - E-Learning, Online Training Opportunities & Seminars

 

Date

Location

Host

Description

6-7 September 2010

Vienna, Austria

EPO

Asian patent systems and free databases
Common aspects and differences in the European and Asian patent systems (granting procedures, time limits, opposition and invalidation procedures, deferred and accelerated examination, the extension of patent terms); Basic features of free Asian databases; Advanced features of free Asian databases (legal status, payment of annual fees, the electronic file, additional text data, use the Japanese, Chinese or Korean interfaces to minimise possible gaps in coverage)

8 Sep. 2010

Vienna, Austria

EPO

Understanding the world's major patent classification schemes
Brief history of the development of classification schemes at the EPO, USPTO and JPO; Basics of IPC, ECLA, USPC, FI, F-terms; Revision & Reclassification; Search examples

Sept. 20, 2010

Vienna, Austria

EPO

16th EPO Patent Information Beginners Seminar (EPIBS) (programme) (PI06-2010)

Sept. 20-24, 2010

New York, NY

Patent Resources Group

Patent Bar Review Course

Sep. 21, 2010

Cambridge, MA

STN

STN Patent Forum (Registration)
From the program: What's New?(Prophetic substances in CA, Custom IPC display formats, Enhancements for DGENE, INPADOCDB, USGENE, and WPIX); The Secret Life of CAS REGISTRY (Locator Field, Inventory Field, Polymer Class Terms, Properties, Source of registration, Substance Class Identifiers, Types of names); Legal Status and Patent Profiles; Approaches for Analysis of Patent Data on STN (STN AnaVist, STN Viewer, and STN Express, Version 8.4); The Hitchhikers Guide to Full-Text

Sep. 21, 2010

King of Prussia, PA

STN

Advanced Structure Searching Techniques in CAS REGISTRY (Registration)
Include: Current Awareness Searches in Patent Databases

Sep. 22, 2010 (AM)

King of Prussia, PA

STN

Ask the Specialist (Registration)

Sep. 22, 2010 (PM)

King of Prussia, PA

STN

Markush Searching in the Patent Literature (Registration)

Sep. 23, 2010

King of Prussia, PA

STN

STN User Update (Registration)
Including: Current Awareness Searches in Patent Databases and Property Data in CAS REGISTRY

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2010

Palm Springs, CA

Patent Resources Group

Art and Science of Patent Searching (syllabus)

Sept. 30-Oct. 5, 2010

Palm Springs, CA

Patent Resources Group

Advanced Courses Program

Oct.6, 2010

Washington, DC

STN

STN User Update (Registration)
Including: Current Awareness Searches in Patent Databases

Oct.7, 2010

Frankfurt, Germany

Dialog

Dialog Forum 2010 (Registration)

Oct. 11, 2010

New Brunswick, NJ

STN

STN Patent Forum (Registration)
From the program: What's New: Enhancements to CAS & biomedical databases; DWPI, INPAFAMDB/INPADOCDB and full-text patent databases; DGENE, USGENE, and PCTGEN; (IPCs) added to INSPEC; Legal Status and Patent Profiles; The many faces of INPAFAMDB on STN; The Secret Life of CAS REGISTRY & Approaches for Analysis of Patent Data on STN (see above at 9/23/2010), etc.

Oct. 13, 2010 (AM)

New Brunswick, NJ

Questel

"ORBIT.COM 1.3 – Questel’s enhanced IP Portal!" (Registration)
(Miguel Iglesias, Questel)

Oct. 13, 2010 (PM)

New Brunswick, NJ

Questel

Merged Markush Service (MMS) Basic Training Workshop (Registration)
(Joe Terlizzi, Questel)

Oct. 13, 2010 (PM)

New Brunswick, NJ

STN

Effective Sequence Searching on STN (Registration)
(Jim Brown, FIZ Karlsruhe)

Oct. 14-15, 2010

New Brunswick, NJ

PIUG

PIUG "Patent Information Fundamentals" Course
This course is offered the first time by PIUG "is an expanded version of the well known PERI Patent Information Course, which has been offered since 1989. It provides an overview of the patenting process, sources of patent information and the various means of answering patent information requests pertaining to chemical, electrical and mechanical technologies. The basics of U.S. and foreign patent laws, patent search techniques and resources, and the importance of exclusivity and patent term extension will be discussed".
Faculty: Edlyn Simmons, Simmons Patent Information Service, LLC; Richard Elder, Esq., Schering-Plough Corp.; Ric Henschel, Esq., Foley & Lardner LLC; Sara Davis, GlaxoSmithKline; Judy Johnson Philipsen, Philipsen Chemical Patent Search, LLC; Anthony Arleth, Pennside Partners Limited; Dominic Demarco, DeMarco IP; Anthony Trippe, 3LP Advisors

 

Nov. 1-Dec. 3, 2010

Netherlands, Voorburg (The Hague)

GO opleidingen

Patent Information Specialist training and refresher courses

Refresher courses
Patent documents and their accessibility (November 1-2 and 15)
Patent legal aspects and patent legislation (November 3, 8 and 15)
Searching the internet: web search strategies (November 9)
Patent classification (November 16-17)
Free text searching and citation searching (November 18)
Retrieval and distribution of patent literature (November 10 and 22-24)
Approaches for several kinds of patent searches (November 29-30 and December 1-2)
Analytical tools (December 3)

Oct. 26, 2010

Burlington, MA

STN

Markush Searching in the Patent Literature (Registration)

Oct. 27, 2010 (AM)

Burlington, MA

STN

Comprehensive Structure Searching in REGISTRY and MARPAT (Registration)

Oct. 27, 2010 (PM)

Burlington, MA

STN

Advanced Aspects of MARPAT (Registration)

Oct. 28, 2010

Burlington, MA

STN

STN User Update (Registration)
Including: Unmasking the World of Antibodies on STN; CAS Roles as Search Tools in CAplus

Nov. 9, 2010

Philadelphia, PA

Dialog

Dialog Forum 2010 (Registration)

Nov. 10, 2010

Boston, MA

Dialog

Dialog Forum 2010 (Registration)

Nov. 11, 2010

Vienna, Austria

EPO

4th EPO Patent Information Advanced Seminar (EPIAS) (programme) (PI08-2010)

Nov. 12, 2010

Chicago, IL

Dialog

Dialog Forum 2010 (Registration)

Nov. 15, 2010

Los Angeles, CA

Dialog

Dialog Forum 2010 (Registration)

Nov. 15-19, 2010

Washington, DC or Southfield, MI

Patent Resources Group

IP Courses for Business Professionals

Nov. 16, 2010

San Francisco, CA

Dialog

Dialog Forum 2010 (Registration)

Nov. 17, 2010

Seattle, WA

Dialog

Dialog Forum 2010 (Registration)

July 12-15, 2011

Alexandria, VA

Patent Resources Group

The Patent Workshop: Fundamental Best Practices for Patent Prosecution for 2011

July 26-29, 2011

Newport Beach, CA

Patent Resources Group

The Patent Workshop: Fundamental Best Practices for Patent Prosecution for 2011

Aug. 16-25, 2011

Alexandria, VA
Southfield, MI

Patent Resources Group

August Advanced Courses Program

Sept. 12-16, 2011

Newport Beach, CA

Patent Resources Group

Patent Bar Review

Sept. 21-Oct. 13
2011

Netherlands, Voorburg (The Hague)

GO opleidingen

Patent Information Specialist training and refresher courses

Refresher courses
Patent documents and their accessibility (September 12-13 and 26)
Patent legal aspects and patent legislation (November 14, 19 and 26)
Searching the internet: web search strategies (September 20)
Patent classification (November 16-17)
Free text searching and citation searching (September 29)
Retrieval and distribution of patent literature (September 21, October 3-5)
Approaches for several kinds of patent searches (October 10-13)

Oct. 7-9, 2011

Las Vegas, NV

Patent Resources Group

October Advanced Courses Program

Nov. 7-11, 2011

New York, NY

Patent Resources Group

Patent Bar Review

Dec. 5-9, 2011

Dallas, TX

Patent Resources Group

Patent Bar Review

Jan. 23-27, 2012

Newport Beach, CA

Patent Resources Group

Patent Bar Review

March 12-16, 2012

Alexandria, VA

Patent Resources Group

Patent Bar Review

May 7-11, 2012

Chicago, IL

Patent Resources Group

Patent Bar Review

March 25-31, 2012

Bonita Springs, FL

Patent Resources Group

Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Program

June 18-22, 2012

Boston, MA

Patent Resources Group

Patent Bar Review

July 17-20, 2012

Alexandria, VA

Patent Resources Group

Winning Patents Workshop

July 31-August 3, 2012

Newport Beach, CA

Patent Resources Group

Winning Patents Workshop

August 13, 2012

Arlington, VA

Patent Resources Group

Summer Advanced Courses Conference

August 13-15, 2012

Alexandria, VA

Patent Resources Group

Patent Administration: A Foundation for Success

September 10-12, 2012

New York, NY

Patent Resources Group

Patent Administration: A Foundation for Success

September 10-14, 2012

New York, NY

Patent Resources Group

Patent Bar Review

October 17-23, 2012

Indian Wells, CA

Patent Resources Group

Fall Advanced Courses

November 5-9, 2012

San Francisco, CA

Patent Resources Group

Patent Bar Review

January 21-25, 2013Pasadena, CAPatent Resources GroupPatent Bar Review
March 18-22, 2013Alexandria, VAPatent Resources GroupPatent Bar Review
April 7-13, 2013Orlando, FLPatent Resources GroupSpring 2013 Advanced Courses Program
May 6-10, 2013Chicago, ILPatent Resources GroupPatent Bar Review
June 17-21, 2013Boston, MAPatent Resources GroupPatent Bar Review
July 9-12, 2013Pasadena, CAPatent Resources GroupWinning Patents Workshop
July 23-26, 2013Alexandria, VAPatent Resources GroupWinning Patents Workshop



Notes: This page includes half-day, one-day training workshops and multiday training events related to patent research. Events listed here are located mostly in USA. For European patent related events see information on the EPO training.

Registration for Workshops sponsored by STN, Dialog, Questel are normally free and open for subscribers and non-subscribers. For current information see their web-sites:

Many the listed above and other companies sponsor pre- and post-conference workshops at PIUG, AIIP, SLA conferences. Please check the respective conference program.