Basic Patent Information Course

Modules

  1. Patent documents and their accessibility
  2. Patent legal aspects and patent legislation
  3. Patent classification
  4. Full text searching and citation searching
  5. Retrieval and distribution of patent literature
  6. Searching non patent literature
  7. Approaches for several kinds of patent searches

The Basic Patent Information Course consists of seven modules which can also be followed as refresher courses. The course will provide students with a solid knowledge of patent information, in general, however, particular attention is given to patent searches, legal aspects, the accessibility and retrieval of patent information.

Training structure 

The course is offered over 9 days, divided over 3 weeks, with an additional 7 to 10 hours of study required per week. The course consists of 7 components, which also can be followed individually as a refresher course:The course sessions are held in a dedicated training center in The Hague/Voorburg (Netherlands).
All lessons will be presented in the English language.

  Day

  Module

  Time

  18 March      Patent documents and their accessibility
  (Module 1A)
  10:00 - 17:00  
  19 March   Patent legal aspects and patent legislation
  (Module 2)
  10:00 - 17:00  
  20 march   Patent classification
  (Module 1B)
  10:00 - 17:00  
  21 March   Full text searching and citation searching
  (Module 3B)
  10:00 - 17:00  
     
  25 March   Retrieval and distribution of patent literature
  (Module 3C)
  10:00 - 17:00  
  26 March   Retrieval and distribution of patent literature
  (Module 3C)
  10:00 - 17:00  
     
  1 April   Examination Module 1A & 2   10:00 - 12:30   
  1 April   Searching non patent literature
  (Module 3A)
  13:30 - 17:00
  2 April   Approaches for several kinds of patent searches  
  (Module 4)
  10:00 - 17:00  
  3 April   Approaches for several kinds of patent searches
  (Module 4)
  10:00 - 17:00  

 

 

Admission requirements

Students must have at least a bachelor degree in a technical-scientific discipline. During the training there is frequent use of the Internet. Participants are expected to have some experience of this medium.

Examination

Module 1A and 2 are concluded with a written exam (2,5 hrs).

The course concludes with an examination that is overseen by the exchange examining board of GO opleidingen. Candidates who pass the examination will receive an official certificate, registered with a governing body, Stichting Post-HBO in the Netherlands.

Registration and costs

The registration cost for the complete course are € 4800,-. This amount includes examination and training materials which are distributed at start of the training.

Registrations are treated in the order received. Places cannot be reserved. However, cancellation of your registration is possible up to four weeks before the start of the training and is only accepted in written form.