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1-Day Course: Patent Protection for Software-related Inventions in Europe and the USA (London, United Kingdom - March 5, 2020)

/EIN News/ -- Dublin, Jan. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Technology and software have influences across most business sectors in relation to leveraging growth, and this has important implications for IP and patent laws.

This intensive one-day event will help you to understand the development strategies impacting software patents and update you on the major developments in European patent law, in particular, GUI inventions and 'mixed' inventions with both patentable and non-patentable subject matter.

Under the guidance of our expert faculty, you will learn how recent US case law impacts software patents in the US and become proficient in exploiting the differences between the US and Europe regarding the scope of available patent protection.

The course will provide a review of key tactics for US practice and give you an understanding of the latest US strategies in dealing with obviousness and the rise of indefiniteness and written description issues.

Having an experienced in-house lawyer on the faculty will ensure that you benefit from his practical knowledge on selecting and protecting software technologies and get invaluable insights into foreign filing strategies.

You will get to grips with how to avoid pitfalls in claim drafting using case studies and understand whether patent protection should be available for software-related and business-related inventions. A practical workshop session will provide ample opportunity for discussion with the expert faculty and consolidate your learning.

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

Agenda

Patent Protection for software-related and business-related inventions in Europe

  • Review of European law relating to the protection of software-related and business-related inventions
  • Review of EPO Board of Appeal decisions including most recent decisions

Patent Protection for software-related and business-related inventions in the United States

  • Update on recent Federal Circuit decisions impacting software
  • Patent practice in the wake of the US Supreme Court's Alice decision
  • Detailed analysis of USPTO's post- Alice guidelines
  • Case examples and claim techniques for US practice
  • Post-grant considerations for these technologies

Preparation of patent applications and prosecution of European applications for software-related and business-related inventions

  • Available claim formats and description requirements in Europe
  • Drafting applications to take account of European and US requirements
  • Filing strategies
  • Dealing with EPO objections under Article 52(1) EPC

Industry view: an in-house perspective on managing IP protection of software-related inventions

  • Selecting what software technologies to patent or to protect in other ways
  • Foreign filing strategies that balance budget and likelihood of success for software innovations
  • Challenges facing companies involved in managing software patents and responsible for software-related technologies

Workshop - Questions, answers and discussion of specific examples

  • An interactive session designed to apply earlier discussion to practical situations
  • Examples and approaches for protecting software and computer-related innovations, taking into account the unique requirements in the US and Europe

For more information about this conference visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/1c983b

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