This Course follows the successful format started in Singapore in 1997, in Australia and Europe in 1999, in Latin America in 2017 and most recently in the Philippines in 2019/20.
The Course is divided into three segments and is devoted to teaching the art of patent drafting.
Tutoring is delivered by experienced practitioners from various jurisdictions including Europe, USA, and Canada. The tutors represent technical fields from electrical engineering, mechanics, biology, and chemistry. They all have experience in teaching and tutoring our patent drafting courses.
The Course will be conducted in English.
The emphasis of the Course is on practical work. Following each lecture session, students break out into groups of about six people to work on an exercise. The exercise is then discussed at a plenary session before the next lecture or workshop begins.
At the conclusion of the first segment, students are given four drafting exercises to work on, one at a time, approximately every five weeks. These will be assessed by the tutors, who will send written comments to the students.
The Course requires students to attend in-person segments, One and Three, and complete all assignments set in segment Two.
A certificate confirming satisfactory completion of the Course will be delivered to the students who meet these requirements.