Legal requirements in Europe that shape the claims

  • Scope of protection and its relation with infringement
  • Independent & dependent claims
  • Claim categories
  • Claim formats, interpretation, scope, fall-back positions
  • Essential features and clarity

Patentability of the claims in Europe

  • State of the art – technical teaching, enablement
  • Novelty
  • Inventive step, the problem solution approach
  • Unity, alternatives, inter-related items – ‘plug & socket’

Starting to draft

  • Determining the business and needs of the client
  • Analyzing of potential infringers
  • Distilling the invention disclosure to its essentials,

    deriving key features and effects of the invention
  • Analysing the prior art
  • Identifying the features that define the invention

Drafting the claims

  • Selecting claim category
  • Selecting claim object
  • Drafting an independent claim to cover the invention, and defines only the essential features
  • Drafting in the two-part form
  • Selecting dependent claims

Course fee

  • 2-day Claim Drafting: price to be determined. Please contact DeltaPatents.

Registration fee and VAT information

  • An administrative fee of € 125 is charged for every booking. If more than one course is booked at the same time, only one administrative fee will be charged
  • All fees are excluding 21% VAT