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You want to know…

  • How to protect a technical invention?
  • How to draft a patent specification?
  • What is novelty and inventiveness/inventive step?
  • Why do I need a patent attorney?

This section provides videos answering the above and other questions which may arise when trying to get access to the world of intellectual property (IP) prosecution.

Writing a novel claim

What is a patent claim? What is novelty? How do I draft a patent claim? Do I need a patent attorney? These and other questions are answered in this comprehensive video tutorial on the example of an easy to understand invention.

Writing an inventive claim – The Problem Solution approach (Part 1)

Establishing Inventiveness: What is an inventive step (non-obviousness)? How is inventiveness examined before the EPO? How do I check my claim for inventiveness? What is the problem solution approach (PSA)? What are the steps of the problem solution approach? How is the problem solution approach applied in practice? These and other questions are answered in this comprehensive video tutorial on the example of an easy to understand invention.

Re-establishing an inventive step – The Problem Solution approach (Part 2)

How to get around the cited prior art? How is the problem solution approach applied in reaction to a search report/examination report in practice? A repetition of identifying the closest prior art, the differing features, their technical effect, the objective problem and the could-would approach? These and other questions are answered in this comprehensive video tutorial on the example of an easy to understand invention.

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* Hoefer & Partner is listed in “Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2019”, published in Financial Times Europe, July 9th, 2019, FT Special Report
* Hoefer & Partner is listed in “Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020”, published in Financial Times Europe, June 18th, 2020, FT Special Report