U.S. Patent law for European Patent Paralegals "Live-Webinar" (e)

Overview of US patent law, from filing a patent application, through examination, all the way to issue (grant) of a US patent. Further topics are appeal and post-grant proceedings.


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This webinar covers the Basics of US patent law. US patent law includes many practices that diverge from common practice in European patent law. Here, we focus on key differences and engage participants in multiple practical examples. We proceed, step by step, from filing a US patent application, through examination, and to appeal and post-grant proceedings before the USPTO and the US courts with a focus on formalities, fees, deadlines and other information that is particularly relevant for European paralegals entrusted with matters before the USPTO.

Course description

This event will be held online - i.e. directly at your workplace. You will receive the access data shortly before the event. During the webinar, you can send your questions to our experts at any time via chat or in advance. Even after the event, we are always available to answer your questions.

After successful completion of this webinar, you will be presented with a certificate.

Taught by







Audrey Nickel

Senior Manager

SEP Technical Analysis bei Nokia in München



  • Legal basis for US patent law and USPTO structure and leadership
  • Language requirements and translations
  • Application materials
  • Information Disclosure Statements (IDS) and the “duty of candor”
  • Inventor’s Oath or Declaration
  • Foreign Filing License
  • Types of US Patent and corresponding US patent application
  • "Provisional" patent applications
  • Continuing applications: Divisional / Continuation / Continuation-in-Part
  • PCT-applications and the “Bypass Route”
  • Electronic filing via EFS-Web and DOCX filing
  • US Office Actions - Non-Final / Final
  • Response to US Office actions: calculating deadlines and "extension fees"
  • Response to US Office actions: 2-Month Rule
  • Appeals, petitions, and pre-appeal proceedings
  • Issue (grant) and patent term ("Patent Term Adjustment")
  • "Maintenance fees"
  • USPTO website: reference and databases

Target audience

  • Newcomers and lateral entrants in intellectual porperty law who are new to the IP department or law firm and

  • Secretaries

  • Office workers

  • Patent attorney assistants

  • Patent officer
  • Trademark clerks
  • Office manager
  • Patent attorney candidates
  • Patent officers / patent engineers
  • Employees from patent, legal and trademark departments who want to refresh their knowledge

Seminary times

09.00 - 10.30 Uhr and 11.00 - 12.30 Uhr
2 x 90 minutes - directly on your pc