Magister Ltd. has a range of standard courses on various aspects of patent information. They are currently most suitable for face-to-face delivery.
We are in the process of redesigning these courses to make them more suitable for online delivery or downloading as recorded sessions. More details will be announced on this page in due course.
In the meantime, if you wish to enquire about course material, please use the contact button below to get in touch.
The International Standards Board for Qualified Patent Information Specialists (ISBQPIP) has granted accreditation for a newly-created series of short webinar sessions, covering the whole field of legal status information. The accreditation number is MAG20201214-01.
Over four 1.5 hour sessions, the course will cover:
1. What is legal status information? Insight from the bibliographic record and other quasi-legal sources.
2. Use of specialist manual and electronic sources for definitive legal status.
3. Additional tools to interpret legal status changes, including progress through patent prosecution and the PCT system.
4. Legal status from the civil courts and other tribunals.
The course can be run for a single client (unlimited attendance for one course fee) or as a public course with a per-person registration fee.
For more details, and to set up a schedule for the webinars, please contact Magister Ltd via the contact form.
PIUG hosted a four-part live webinar series on legal status information sources for the patent information professional, during 2021. Recordings of the sessions may be purchased from PIUG; further details on the PIUG website.
Magister Ltd. is running four online webinars during 2023:
17 April 2023 Freedom-to-Operate Searching
18-19 April 2023 (2 half-day sessions) Patentability Searching - to be confirmed
9 October 2023 Freedom-to-Operate Searching
10-11 October 2023 (2 half-day sessions) Patentability Searching - to be confirmed
The School for Information periodically hosts the Basic Patent Information Course (BPIC), with content prepared under the oversight of the Dutch patent information user group, the WON (Werkgemeenschap Octrooi-informatie Nederland). Modules on patent classification, full text searching and citation searching are delivered by Magister Ltd.