WIPO Training Course on Patent Examination for Latin American Countries (Lima, Peru)

Content and Structure

  • protection of inventions through patents;
  • the examiner’s role in the examination procedure for patenting. Roles and responsibilities;
  • general concepts;
  • procedural issues before the substantive examination;
  • review of substantive examination;
  • the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT);
  • practice on prior art searches;
  • reporting on the state of the art;
  • formulating search strategies;
  • access to public and private databases;
  • case studies and practical exercises;
  • the main activities and working tools for patent examiner;
  • preparation of search and examination report.


Course Basics