Don't miss the opportunity to register early for significant savings on two special workshops that will be held on Saturday May 2nd at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. Patent Law Fundamentals for Patent Information Specialists
This workshop will explain the fundamentals of patent law, the meaning of terminology used in patent databases and the significance of patent laws to searching and reporting patent information. This is the underlying framework that usually "goes without saying" when patent searchers are trained.
Topics will include the conditions for patentability, ownership and assignment of patent rights, priority and the Paris Convention, patenting procedures, patent families, and variability among the patent laws of the United States and other patenting authorities, and will include recent changes that may affect patent searches.
Presenter: Edlyn Simmons, Simmons Patent Information Service, LLC (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8:00am – noon
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Patent Documentation from South America: Procedures, Sources and Uses
The workshop will provide a review of the patent information resources relating to the 12 sovereign states of the South American continent (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela) and the dependent territory of French Guiana.
It will consider national and regional activities in relation to IP policy, particularly the role of the Andean Community and MERCOSUR trading blocs, specific aspects of national law and procedure which differ markedly from more familiar regimes, and the publications arising from each country and their inclusion in bibliographic and legal status databases.
Presenter: Stephen Adams, Managing Director, Magister Ltd. (email@example.com)
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
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