About our Course
Ensuring that you have freedom to operate (FTO) or freedom to practise (FTP) is an essential step in bringing your new products or services to market. Learn how to identify and deal with third party engineering, device and software patents in the Engineering and Manufacturing industries.
Who Should Attend?
R&D scientists & engineers, business development managers, technology transfer and licensing professionals, IP analysts, trainee patent attorneys & commercial lawyers working in the Engineering and manufacturing sectors.
Topics and group exercises include
Outline of Course
IP Rights in the Engineering Industries
US Patent Law
Ownership of IP Rights
How to read a Patent & Interpret Claims
Patent Term/ determining if Patents in Force
Patentability versus Freedom to Operate
Freedom to Operate Searches
Infringement of IP Rights
Enforcement of IP Rights
Actavis v. Eli Lilly - Doctrine of Equivalents
Dealing with Third Party Patents
Unitary Patent Stystem
Challenging Patents in Europe and the US