WIPO/GPTO Advanced Training Course on Patent Search and Examination in the Field of Biotechnology

The course is organized in cooperation with the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO).

Content and Structure

  • Patent Examination Procedure at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  • DPMA’s electronic search and archive system DEPATIS: overview and general Introduction
  • Biotechnology in Germany: overview on history, status and general IP framework
  • Patent applications in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceutics, incl. patent examination procedure – presentations and practical exercises – (two full days)
  • DPMA’s electronic case file ElSA: overview and general introduction, including questions & answers
  • Guided walking tour “Follow the footsteps of Scientists, Discoverers and Inventors through the historic city centre of Munich

Course Basics