Basic Patent Information Course (BPIC)

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. 

All lessons will be provided in English through online video classes (ZOOM).

 

  10 May 2022

Patent documents and their accessibility
  (Module 1A)

09:30 - 16:30

11 May 2022

Patent legal aspects and patent legislation
  (Module 2)

09:30 - 16:30

 

 

 

     16 May 2022

Patent classification
  (Module 1B)

09:30 - 13.00

(Zoom)

17 May  2022

Patent classification
  (Module 1B)

09:30 - 13.00

(Zoom)

18 May 2022

 Full text searching and citation searching
  (Module 3B)

09:30 - 13.00

(Zoom)

20 May 2022

Full text searching and citation searching
  (Module 3B)

09:30 - 13.00

(Zoom)

 

 

 

     23 May 2022

Retrieval and distribution of patent literature
  (Module 3C)

     09:30 - 16:30

24 May 2022

 Retrieval and distribution of patent literature
  (Module 3C)

09:30 - 16:30

25 May 2022

 Examination Module 1A & 2

09:30 - 12:00

25 May 2022

Searching non patent literature
  (Module 3A)

13:00 - 16:30

 

 

 

30 May 2022

Approaches for several kinds of patent searches  
  (Module 4)

09:30 - 16:30

31 May 2022

Approaches for several kinds of patent searches  
  (Module 4)

09:30 - 16:30

 

 

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.

Your Trainers

The course is developed and provided by a set of experts in their field:

Aalt van de Kuilen

Bart van Wezenbeek

Stephen Adams

Gerben Gieling

Bettina de Jong