Training

 

Next Classes:

Wednesday, 6th March 2019, Homerton College Conference Centre, Cambridge

Morning:

IP & COMMERCIALISATION
We aim to provide you with a basic understanding of how to develop, commercialise and manage IP.   We will review how to go about working with others from the IP perspective, to include, contracts and confidentiality agreements, building an IP strategy, preparing an IP policy, and IP matters relating to employees.  The training will consider IP management, and provide a framework for establishing a robust practice in house.

This course should appeal to those embarking on the commercialisation of IP through licencing, sale, or joint venture activities, and also those who may want to review their own procedures. The course is primarily focused on techniques applicable for managing and commercialising technologies which are patentable and considering approaches for different companies and situations.

information and booking

  • Cost: £150+VAT per half-day which includes lunch and refreshments (a discount applies if both sessions are booked)
  • Please bring a laptop
  • Training provided by: Jane List, Extract Information; Stuart Newbold, PSIM

Afternoon:

CORE PATENT SEARCH SKILLS
This half day training covers the core essential skills needed for successful patent searching.  Join us to learn some essential subject search skills, find out about patent families, and how to approach company name and inventor name searches.  We teach the background and theory of how to use the IPC and CPC patent classification systems, and how to use forward and backward patent citations to broaden and narrow your search results.   Bring along your laptop to participate in two practical sessions where you will have access to professional patent search databases to practice your skills.

The course is aimed at those with less than two years patent searching, those who only search patents occasionally and/ or  who want to their knowledge of patent information and update search skills. Please arrive early so as to join others from the morning class for lunch.

Information and booking

  • Cost: £150+VAT per half-day which includes lunch and refreshments (a discount applies if both sessions are booked)
  • Please bring a laptop
  • Training provided by: Jane List, Extract Information; Stuart Newbold, PSIM
  • Patent databases provided by CAS/STN

Thursday, 7th March 2019, Homerton College Conference Centre, Cambridge

Morning:

COMMERCIAL PATENT SEARCH & ANALYSIS
Often called patent landscaping or IP analytics, CIIPM’s Commercial Patent Search & Analysis training will provide an overview of search and analysis techniques for business decision making. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to construct and perform business focussed patent searches and how to analyse the results for reporting.  We will cover areas such as technology, market landscape and competitor landscaping.   Each type of business question will require a particular dataset.  In this course we show how to select sources for the search, how to work within budget and timeframes whilst providing reasonable answers, and how to report on the scope and risks associated with the results, without detracting from the answers generated.

Information & Booking

Afternoon:

FREEDOM TO OPERATE SEARCH & ANALYSIS
The second half-day training will cover aspects of freedom to operate (FTO). We will review how to prepare for FTO searching, how to stage FTO according to where you are in the product development process, and what you can do when your budget is limited. How to perform a limited ‘FTO’ on a small budget to minimise risks, and how to perform a full ‘clearance’. The training will also cover how to analyse the results, and how to report your findings.

Information & Booking

  • Who should attend these courses? Anyone who wants to learn more about managing innovation practices and the commercialisation of technologies in relation to IP
  • Cost: £150+VAT per half-day which includes lunch and refreshments (a discount applies if both sessions are booked)
  • Training provided by: Jane List, Extract Information; Stuart Newbold, PSIM
  • Please bring a laptop
  • Patent databases provided by: CAS/STN and Gridlogics