Within the framework of the “Course on patents and utility models 2015” organized by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) and the Patent Center of the University of Barcelona, ZBM partners give lectures on specific questions related to the fields of chemistry and pharmacy and Computer-Implemented Inventions & Software.
Montserrat Jané, Bernabé Zea imparted the Chemistry and pharmacy module on October 26 and 27. Aspects dealt with in this module included general questions about patent protection, patent drafting and prosecution of inventions in the chemical-pharmaceutical field, general issues to be considered in the analysis of risk of infringement, introduction to the search tools on patentability and infringement in chemistry and pharmacy, extensions of patent protection and data exclusivity, and practical examples.
Mathieu de Rooij and Carles Comes will impart on November 9 and 10 the computer-Implemented Inventions & Software module. In this module, aspects such as the practice of the European Patent Office (EPO), the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), and the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on computer-implemented inventions, drafting and presentation strategies for software applications illustrated with examples, as well as particular aspects of infringement in the specific technical field, and some important cases in the field of software will be dealt with.
The module program is available here.

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