21 - 23 October, 2019
Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Workshop Day

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm REGISTRATION AND SNACKS

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm WORKSHOP: Adopting Best Practice for Patenting of Software, within the age of AI and IOT – Insights from the EPO

In an era when digital systems are becoming more and more relevant in our daily lives, crafting ‘smart’ patent applications sit at the heart of businesses.
 
This session will be an exclusive opportunity to be exposed to the guidance of the European Patent Office and their approach towards handling your software patent applications - allowing attendees to take away top tips from the leading authority and tailor the advice within their own organisations.
 
This interactive workshop session will consist of a brief reference to the legal provisions, the guidelines and the case law of the EPO Boards of Appeal, a presentation of the EPO examiners’ approach to claims consisting of a mix of technical and non-technical features, and concrete advice as to how to prosecute your software related application on the basis of examples worked out by the participants.
 
What will you gain?
  • Improved knowledge on how to draft software patent applications more efficiently
  •  A comprehensive and structured ‘check list’ of do’s and don’ts for patenting your software-related inventions
  • Increased awareness of the examination process within the EPO

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm END OF WORKSHOP

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm PRE-CONFERENCE NETWORKING DRINKS