Opleiding Formalities Officers (NL)

Course overview

Each year in October, DeltaPatents offers a Full Program for Formalities Officers/IP Administrators, in co-operation with the Dutch “Platform Formalities Officers”. The program will run until May. Candidates who will take the exam, have priority. Candidates enrolling for the full program also have priority. Due to the Covid-19 situation we have decided to offer the training course as an online course. Course days will be half days (9.00 – 12.30 hrs.).

Information full program

The modules were developed by DeltaPatents in consultation with the Dutch Platform Formalities Officers, www.formalitiesofficers.nl. The basic modules represent the core foundation of knowledge required by a formalities officer/ip administrator. The total program is expected to consist of four modules. The basic modules provide terminology, overviews, and a core understanding of the processes to be performed by the formalities officer/ip administrator. Where possible, tuition will be in the native language. The information provided will be internalized during the course using many exercises/cases.

General Aspects Patents + Core EPC Procedure

In this module participants will obtain knowledge of ‘overall issues’ like the priority concept, patenting routes and systems and inventor-/ownership. After attending this module the participant will be able to file a (priority) application and a European patent application (fax and electronic filing), invoke priority and deal with the most occurring issues for getting a filing date, and dealing with the formalities examination. Participants will have a good insight in time limits, remedies (like further processing) and fee payments and will be able to put the knowledge into practice.

Furthermore the participant will have knowledge of the EPC procedure from search to examination as well as of the validation procedure including translations according to the London Agreement. The participant will also be able to carry out and monitor the main procedural steps during all these phases.

 

PCT Procedures + Foreign Systems

By the end of this module, the participant will be able to file a PCT application using the RO/101 form (fax and electronic filing), invoke priority, deal with the most frequently occurring issues for getting a filing date, and deal with both formality and prosecution tasks during the rest of the international phase, EP regional entry and national entry in the US, China, India and Japan. Participants will have a good insight in time limits, remedies and fee payments and will be able to put the knowledge into practice.

Furthermore the participant will be able to perform and monitor the main procedural steps during all these phases.

The participant will also gain insight in what he/she might encounter during the different national phases like requesting examination, filing of assignment, Power of Attorney, IDS, payment of issue fees, renewal fees, etc.

 

NL Procedures + Changes of Ownership

At the end of this module the participant will be able to file a NL application (fax and electronic filing), invoke priority and deal with the most occurring issues for getting a filing date, deal with the formalities as well as the prosecution of the application. The participant will be able to validate the EP patent in the Netherlands and will obtain basic knowledge on the procedure for obtaining a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC).

Participants will get a good insight in time limits, remedies and fee payments and will be able to put the knowledge into practice.

Furthermore the participant will be able to perform and monitor the main procedural steps during these phases.

Regarding the topic ‘change of ownership’ attendants will get an understanding of IP rights as property, will be able to establish inventorship and ownership, and will learn what documents are required by the NL Patent Office, EPO and WIPO for registration of a change.

The participant will be able to record a change of name or ownership during the PCT International Phase, at the NL Patent Office and at the EPO. Furthermore the participant will learn how to deal with legalisation and notarisation of documents.

 

Start date
Duration
Location
6-03-2023
2 Days
Online training
Trademarks & Designs

This module covers the trademark and design procedures, copyright and domain names. By the end of this session participants will understand the differences between trademarks, designs, domain names and copyright and the different way of thinking compared to patent law. For, different than in patent law, having a trademark and/or design registration does not necessarily mean that rights have been acquired or will remain valid during the registration period. Consequently, participants will acquire knowledge about the filing requirements and understanding of the registration procedure for the Benelux, European and International procedures. Lastly, participants will have an insight in the different filing routes.

 

Start date
Duration
Location
27-03-2023
4 Days
Online training
Exam Training

After having followed the 4 modules of the FO Training for the Dutch Formalities Exam, this course day offers candidates who will sit the exam, tips and guidance on how to tackle it. During this course day information about the exam is offered and questions and cases from previous exams will be used for practicing during the day.

 

Start date
Duration
Location
8-05-2023
1 Day
Online training

“Good, focused on the exam, but also practically oriented.”

Who is DeltaPatents?

We have more than 20 years of experience in EQE training. This provides a solid basis for our extensive range of IP courses. Our training courses focus on giving insight and understanding, and ensuring that the acquired knowledge can be practically applied.

At DeltaPatents we thoroughly train and guide our tutors. For our tutors, training is a more than a profession; it is mastered by teamwork. As our tutors spend most of their time preparing and giving courses, they are very experienced and knowledgeable. We take feedback of attendants seriously and act on it. For us, quality and customer satisfaction are essential.

Meet the tutors

Diane TweedlieDiane Tweedlie is a tutor for the Pre-Exam, Main Exam Paper D and IP Administrators’ courses. She is a European Patent Attorney in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

 

 

Jelle HoekstraJelle Hoekstra is a tutor for the Pre-Exam, all Main Exam Papers and IP Administrators’ courses. He is a European Patent Attorney. Jelle is author of the book “Methodology for Paper C” and of the book “References to the European Patent Convention” (www.hoekstradoc.nl).

 

Tanja la Cour HoekstraTanja la Cour is a tutor for the Main Exam Paper C and IP Administrators’ courses. She is a European Patent Attorney in the field of Life Science and Biotechnology.

 

 

Simone KosterSimone Koster is a tutor for the IP Administrators’ courses. She holds a law degree and is a certified Formalities Officer.

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