VIRTUAL TRAINING EVENT | Interfacing Chemistry with Patents

An Introduction to Patents for Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Date: 16 November - 19 November 2020

Location: On-Line Event

Tutors: Freija Glansdorp, Jakob Bumke

We are now delighted to offer this course VIRTUALLY, this two day course will be divided up into four afternoon interactive sessions using an on line platform, the timings will be as follows:

Monday November 16th | 2.00pm – 5.00pm, GMT
Tuesday, November 17th
 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm, GMT
Wednesday, November 18th | 2.00pm – 5.00pm, GMT
Thursday, November 19th | 2.00pm – 5.00pm, GMT

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.

This is what the 2018 Delegates had to say: 

“Excellent! Two very knowledgeable experts presenting the lectures.  Course manuals were very helpful with both the slides and written chapters.  The balance with workshop was very good, made it lively and were good exercises to apply the learnt material into practice”  Kraton Chemical B.V Delegate

“Very thorough training by highly knowledgeable tutors! I highly recommend this training!”Minakem Delegate

Please do view the brochure for more information (please note this is based on the live 2 day course, but the content is the same)

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Course Outline

Topics covered include:

  •  The idea behind the patent system
  • The mechanics of using the system
  • How patent claims work
  • Criteria for grant of a patent
  • Navigating the patent grant process
  • Inventorship and ownership of patent rights
  • How to read patent specifications
  • International patent filing strategies
  • Managing portfolios of granted patents
  • Infringement of patents
  • Attacking third party patents

 These are all brought to life by a combination of presentations and hands-on workshops. An extensive course manual is provided for later reference.

Who Should Attend


Chemical Engineers

Technical Managers

What's Included

The course fee includes:

  • all four sections of the course
  • course certificate at the end

You will have the option of buying a hard copy of the manual and this will be sent via the post to you.  Please note for on line courses no PDF version of the slides/manual will be sent via email.   Please note recordings of any sessions will not be shared.


Givaudan AG Schweiz

A brilliant whistle stop tour of IP/Patenting for technical experts by trained experts! Absolutely a must do course.