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Course - EPO Case-Law Update
EPO Case-Law Update
Expert seminar with two top EPO speakers
2019-03-20 2019-03-20 DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station Oosterdokstraat 4 1011 Amsterdam amscs.info@hilton.com +31 20 5300800 +31 20 5300801

EPO Case-Law Update

Recent decisions of the Boards of Appeal

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 2018 - 2019

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The most important published and unpublished decisions of the Boards of Appeal will be presented.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.

As by the time of the seminar, the new Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal may have entered into force, the major differences between the old and the new RPBA will be analysed and any decisions based on the new RPBA will be discussed in comparison with the old RPBA. Whether in force or not, the impact of the (proposed) revised RPBA on the proceedings before the Boards will be discussed.

Who should attend
Do you work in a corporate patent/IP department or as a patent attorney in private practice? Do you need to be up to date on EPO case-law?
Then this update course is designed for you. Knowledge of patents is assumed. This course is also useful to advanced EQE candidates.
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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