WIPO/APO Advanced Training Course on Patent Information and Documentation for Patent Examiners

The course is organized in cooperation with the Austrian Patent Office (APO).

Content and Structure

  • Austrian registration and granting procedure for patents and utility models;
  • registration and protection requirements of semiconductors topographies;
  • IPC-ECLA patent classification;
  • recent issues concerning compulsory licenses for pharmaceutical products, implementation of the Doha Declaration in the EC and the TRIPS Agreement;
  • inventive step in the field of patents, with examples;
  • PCT and APO;
  • electronic data processing in patent administration;
  • uniform presentation of bibliographic data in patent documents, using INID Codes;
  • information services: library, information unit, registers, legal and technical inquiries, search on the state-of-the-art, written opinion on patentability;
  • general overview on patent databases for online search;
  • European Patent Office database, EPOQUE practical session;
  • non-patent databases; practical examples, useful links;
  • Quality Management System (QMS) in the Group Techniques;
  • Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) for patents in the fields of pharmaceutical products and pesticides;
  • computer-implemented inventions: discussions of practical examples, useful links;
  • inventions in the field of biotechnology.

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