Dr. Maarten Bruinsma
PE examiner in cluster Mobility & Mechatronics
9:30 AM WORKSHOP ONE: ADOPTING BEST PRACTICE FOR PATENTING OF SOFTWARE - RELATED INVENTIONS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FROM THE EPO
In an era when digital systems are becoming more and more relevant in our daily lives, crafting ‘smart’ patent applications sit at the
heart of businesses.
This session will be an exclusive opportunity to be exposed to the guidance of the European Patent Office and their approach towards
handling your software patent applications - allowing attendees to take away top tips from the leading authority and tailor the advice
within their own organisations.
This interactive workshop session will consist of a brief reference to the legal provisions, the guidelines and the case law of the
EPO Boards of Appeal, a presentation of the EPO examiners’ approach to claims consisting of a mix of technical and non-technical
features, and concrete advice as to how to prosecute your software related application on the basis of examples worked out by the
What will you gain?
- Improved knowledge on how to draft software patent applications more efficiently
- A comprehensive and structured ‘check list’ of do’s and don’t’s for patenting your software-related inventions
- Increased awareness of the examination process within the EPO
- The ability to adopt a practical approach towards problem-solving and tailor the advice towards the needs of your organisation