This module deals with the practical skills of drafting and interpreting patent claims in the fields of chemistry and mechanics in a comparative setting. This module is complimentary to the course on EPC claim drafting and interpretation, and highlights the differences between European and US practice. Taught by: Peter Verdonk (DeltaPatents, Eindhoven); Dean Gordon (ASML, Veldhoven)
At the end of this course, the student has knowledge of the US Patent System from a historic perspective including the changes in relation to the American Invents Act. The student is conversant with issues concerning the principle differences between claim drafting in the USA as compared to Europe as well as the patent as a business tool, language considerations, statutory subject-matter, prior art under the first- inventor-to-file system and obviousness.