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Course - EPO Case-Law Update
EPO Case-Law Update
Expert seminar with two top EPO speakers
2018-06-20 2018-06-20 Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel Kattengat 1 1012 Amsterdam amsterdam@marriott.com +31 20 62 12 223 +31 20 62 75 245

EPO Case-Law Update

First-hand update for patent practitioners & EQE candidates: Each year the boards of appeal of the European Patent Office hand down more than 2000 decisions. These decisions set the standard for interpreting and applying the European Patent Convention (EPC).
Topics
  • Recent procedural decisions
  • Recent substantive decisions
  • Decisions on computer-implemented inventions and pharma/biotech inventions
  • Report period 2017 - 2018

Aims and objectives

Each year the boards of appeal of the European Patent Office hand down more than 2000 decisions.

These decisions set the standard for interpreting and applying the European Patent Convention. It is therefore vital for practitioners to keep up to date with the latest developments of the jurisprudence of the boards of appeal.

The most important published and unpublished decisions of the Boards of Appeal will be presented. The panelists will discuss, in particular, the consequences of these decisions on patent practice.
Who should attend
  • Patent/IP heads/counsels/ managers/specialists/professionals
  • European Patent Attorneys in private practice
  • Advanced candidates for the EQE
Speakers
Christopher Rennie-Smith
Formerly Chairman of the BoAs, European Patent Office, Munich (Germany)

Daniel Xavier Thomas
Former Director, Directorate-General 1 - Operations, European Patent Office, Munich (Germany)


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