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Succesful innovation is inseperable from the proper use of Patent Information, both concerning the legal-patent aspects as wel as the technical-scientific aspects of the innovation process. However, the use of Patent Information is often far from optimal for the following reasons:
- The lack of knowledge with the material, on one hand with the scope/meaning of the protection rights and, on the other hand, with the accessibility and retrievability of necessary information,
- Patent accessibility is very specific and deviates substantially from other kinds of publications,
- The technical-legal language in patent publications is not aimed generally at disclosing scientific information.
Dutch based GO opleidingen organizes a basic course, refresher courses in which these challenges will be addressed. The courses are organised under auspices of Dutch Patent Information User Group (WON).
The BPIC-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.
The APIC-course consists of four modules (days), which can also be followed individually. These modules are meant for people with enough basic knowledge and experience of patent searching.
For detailed information please contact Theo Verbeij by phone: +31 (0)70 - 3512380 or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.