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Jan 28, 2019 12:02 UTC

1-Day Seminar: Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA (London, United Kingdom - September 18, 2019) -

DUBLIN--(Business Wire)--The "Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA" conference has been added to's offering.

An intensive update on patent protection for software-related inventions covering all the major developments in European patent law in particular GUI inventions and 'mixed' inventions with both patentable and non-patentable subject matter.


09.00 Registration and refreshments

09.30 Introduction and welcome

09.45 Patent protection for software-related and business-related inventions in Europe

  • Review of European law relating to the protection of software-related and business-related inventions
  • Review of EPO Board of Appeal decisions including most recent decisions

10.45 Refreshments

11.00 Patent protection for software-related inventions in the USA

  • 2017 update on recent Federal Circuit decisions impacting software
  • Patent practice in the wake of the US Supreme Court's Alice decision
  • Detailed analysis of USPTO's post-Alice guidelines
  • Case examples and claim techniques for US practice
  • Post-grant considerations for these technologies

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Preparation of patent applications and prosecution of European applications for software-related and business-related inventions

  • Available claim formats and description requirements in Europe
  • Drafting applications to take account of European and US requirements
  • Filing strategies
  • Dealing with EPO objections under Article 52(1) EPC

14.45 An industry view: an in-house perspective on managing IP protection of software-related inventions

  • Selecting what software technologies to patent or to protect in other ways
  • Foreign filing strategies that balance budget and likelihood of success for software innovations
  • Challenges facing companies involved in managing software patents and responsible for software-related technologies

15.30 Refreshments

15.45 Practical workshop: Questions, answers and discussion of specific examples

  • An interactive session designed to apply earlier discussion to practical situations
  • Examples and approaches for protecting software and computer-related innovations, taking into account the unique requirements in the US and Europe

17.00 Close of seminar

For more information about this conference visit
Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Related Topics: Software

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