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Research and Markets: Patent Protection for Software-Related and Business-Related Inventions in the EU and US (Course, 25 September 2014 - London)

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8gplml/patent_protection) has announced the addition of the "Patent Protection for Software-Related and Business-Related Inventions in the EU and US (Course, London)" conference to their offering.

The Patent Protection for Software course will take place on the 25 September 2014 at The Rembrandt Hotel, London

TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THIS SEMINAR INCLUDE:

- Developments in Europe for Computer-Related Inventions

- Current US Strategies Post Bilski

- Recent USPTO's Guidelines on Computer-Related and Business-Related Inventions

In addition, this seminar will consist of an interactive workshop session to illustrate strategies for gaining the best possible protection for computer-related and business-related inventions.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

- Find out about the major developments in European patent law, in particular GUI inventions and mixed inventions with both patentable and non-patentable subject-matter

- Understand and exploit the differences between the United States and Europe on the scope of available patent protection

- Learn tactics for U.S. practice and the latest U.S. strategies in dealing with obviousness and the rise of indefiniteness and written description issues

- Complete case-studies on claim drafting, illustrating how to avoid pitfalls

- Join the ongoing public debate about whether patent protection should be available for software-related and business-related inventions

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

- Patent attorneys (both from private practice and industry)

- In-house Patent and General Counsel

- Chief Information Officers

- Chief Technology Officers

- Business Development and Technology Professionals

DOCUMENTATION

Participants will receive a course material folder containing comprehensive documentation provided by the seminar leaders, which will be a valuable source of reference for the future.

ACCREDITATION

This course merits 6 hours under the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority self-accreditation scheme Ref. CJA/MAFO

A Certificate of Attendance for Professional Development will be given to each participant who completes the course

Key Topics Covered:

09.30 - Introduction and Welcome

09.45 - Patent Protection for Software-related and Business-related Inventions in Europe

11.15 - Patent Protection for Software-related and Business-related Inventions in the United States

13.45 - Preparation of Patent Applications and Prosecution of European Applications for Software-related and Business-related Inventions

15.00 - Workshop Questions, Answers and Discussion of Specific Examples

17.00 - Close of Seminar

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8gplml/patent_protection

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