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 chemical, biological and device patents in the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical 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 Life Sciences and the Pharmaceutical sectors.
Topics and group exercises include
Outline of Course
DAY 1 - 3 Hours
IP Rights in Life Sciences and Pharma (patents, trade marks, designs and trade secrets)
Patent Term and patent term extension (e.g., Supplementary Protection Certificates)
Regulatory Data Protection
US Patent Law
How to read a Patent and Interpret Claims
Patent & Database Searching: FTO, novelty, validity & competitor searches; regulatory data, patent term & status
DAY 2 - 3 Hours
Ownership of IP Rights
Infringement and Enforcement of Patents, including the Doctrine of Equivalents
Freedom to Operate - how to deal with Third Party Patents
Challenging Patents in the UK, US and before the European Patent Office
CRISPR Case Study
FTO Group Exercises
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