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In-House Training

Interfacing Chemistry with Patents

Tutors: Jakob Bumke Freija Glansdorp

This course is a lively introduction to how the patent system works and the nature and scope of the rights a patent gives, with an emphasis on chemical inventions.

It covers patentability, patent procedures, infringement, the commercial exploitation of patents, the interpretation of patent literature and the role of the inventor.

There are also chemically oriented workshops aimed at exploring and reinforcing the basic course teachings.

Course Outline


  • Patent searchingPatent procedures – the examination processWorkshop III
    Responding to Patent Office objectionsPatents procedures – more on the examination processPatent procedures – post-grantPatent infringement

    Attacking third party patent rights

    Workshop IV
    Assessing & tackling infringement risks

    The commercial value of patents

    Inventorship & ownership

    Summing up

    Appropriate breaks will be taken on both days for lunch and refreshments


Benefits of Attending

Who Should Attend


Chemical Engineers

Technical Managers

What's Included

The course includes a comprehensive course manual, refreshments throughout the day, lunch and one course dinner.

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