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TLIP Seminar and Workshop in Silicon Valley, USA

The approach to the patenting of software related inventions in the EPO developed over the last 20 years into a consistent and stable approach, based on a plethora of decisions by the Technical Boards of Appeal of the EPO. This conference aims to explain the history of the EPO approach and provide a practical guide to the patentability of software related inventions for US practitioners. Following the panel, attendees can participate in interactive workshops focusing on the identification of patentable subject matter and the development of arguments for patentability to gain better insights into the EPO approach.

European Patent Examiners will share their experiences to assist practitioners considering filing and prosecuting patent applications in the EPO. The workshop s will be led by European patent attorneys who will guide participants through an analysis of patentability for an invention and develop arguments for patentability.


Patent attorneys and agents. Legal practitioners advising in software related technology.

The event is organised with SLW, leading US IP attorneys.

To find out more and register click here.


Alex Turnbull UK and European Patent Attorney, TLIP Ltd

Alex specialises in UK and European patent prosecution in the field of electronics, telecommunications, computer software, chip architecture, MEMs systems and opto-electronic devices.

Alex has also represented clients in patent and registered design disputes in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. With experience acting for both the claimant and defendant, Alex has advised on successful negotiations leading to freedom to operate as well as enforcement with significant lump sum damages awards for his clients. Alex has a particular interest in freedom to operate issues and has considerable experience in managing complex new product searches as well as providing both ad-hoc and full infringement and validity opinions together with advice on workarounds and strategies to minimise risk. A recommended patent attorney in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK, in 2012-2013 Alex authored the popular monthly article “At the Edge” for Intellectual Property Magazine, which looked at topical European and UK patent case law at the boundaries of patentability.

For more information on this event or for questions concerning a more in depth view on the patentability of computer software in Europe or the UK please contact TLIP at mail@tlip.co.uk