Improve your practical knowledge at the IP Academy

For innovative entrepreneurs who wish to improve their intellectual property (IP) know-how, V.O. organizes a basic course on IP on Thursday 25 January 2018 and an advanced course on Thursday 8 February 2018. These courses will be given, in English, by our attorneys and feature many practical examples and skill trainings. It is noted that the content of both courses is similar to the content of the previous IP Academy sessions.

Basic course – 25 January
The basic course addresses practical aspects of IP and is intended for those who are still relatively unfamiliar with IP. The course teaches the basic terminology, how to read a patent and what possibilities are offered by IP. The day will be rounded off with a game in which the newly acquired IP skills can be practiced.

Provisional program 25 January 2018 - Basic:
09.00 – 09.30: Welcome with coffee and tea
09.30 – 10.30: Introduction patents, trademarks, designs
10.30 – 11.15: Authorities, requirements, timelines, costs
11.15 – 12.00: Introduction search
12.00 – 12.45: Lunch
12.45 – 13.30: Infringement, opposition, freedom to operate
13.30 – 14.15: Patent claim figured out
14.15 – 15.15: Game Activate your Ideas – IP in practice
15.15 – 15.30: Break
15.30 – 16.15: Evaluation of game
16.15 – 16.45: Rounding up, certificate

Advanced course – 8 February
The advanced course is intended for IP managers and IP responsibles having some practical experience. The course is a continuation of the basic course, but can also be attended by those who have not participated in the basic course. In the advanced course, the focus is on the strategic importance of IP. In addition, topics like financing, fiscal arrangements, forms of cooperation, and the rights and duties in respect of licenses will be dealt with.

Provisional program 8 February 2018 - Advanced:
09.00 – 09.30: Welcome with coffee and tea
09.30 – 10.30: Setting up an IP strategy
10.30 – 11.15: The future of European patenting
11.15 – 12.00: Fiscal arrangements and benefits
12.00 – 12.45: Lunch
12.45 – 13.30: Arranging IP rights in case of collaboration
13.30 – 14.15: Non-disclosure agreements
14.15 – 14.30: Break
14.30 – 15.15: Contracts with a focus on licensing
15.15 – 17.30: Rounding up, certificate and networking drinks

V.O. Patents & Trademarks
Carnegieplein 5
2517 KJ Den Haag

V.O. clients (via promotional code): € 290 for the basic course and € 390 for the advanced course
Other: € 390 for the basic course and € 490 for the advanced course

Sign up before December 22 and receive € 50 early bird discount
* Are you a V.O. client but you did not receive a promotional code? Contact your Patent Attorney to receive your code.

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