The Ministry of Commerce and Industry organizes training workshop on the examination of patent applications

In cooperation with the GCC Intellectual Property Training Center

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the GCC Intellectual Property Training Center, is organizing a training workshop on the examination of patents in the biotechnology and biochemistry fields among other disciplines.

The workshop, which is taking place from 8 to 11 April 2019, will feature training for employees of the Ministry’s Intellectual Property Protection Department on how to search for patents in specialized databases, the conditions for granting patents and the unit of patent applications. Employees will also receive training on how to develop a search strategy and learn about patent examination methods.

The workshop comes within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts, in cooperation with various entities, to develop and equip employees with the necessary skills and expertise to carry out their duties and succeed at work.

The training workshop, which brings together representatives of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, and lecturers from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), features discussions on a number of topics.

These include the various types of intellectual property applications in the fields of biotechnology and chemistry, and how to apply for patents in these fields. The workshop also touches on how to search for and examine inventions, how to use and access databases of various types in order to conduct research and technically examine an application, and how to prepare a strategy for patents. Discussions also focus on the methods of examination, and the conditions of granting a patent in terms of the novelty of the invention and its industrial applicability, in addition to assessing the creative steps, methodologies and practices among other topics relating to patents.

The workshop features case studies relating to specific patent cases.

Source: Minister of Economy and Commerce