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Course - EPO Opposition & Appeal Proceedings
Masterclass:
EPO Opposition & Appeal
2018-12-16 2019-05-17 NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace Prins Hendrikkade 59-72 1012 Amsterdam nhcollectionbarbizonpalace@nh-hotels.com +31 20 556 4564

Masterclass: EPO Opposition & Appeal

Best Practices on the Proceedings on 1.5 Days

This masterclass will provide you with an intensive and practical overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO.
Topics
  • Opposition Proceedings: preparing and filing notice of opposition, substantive examination, burden of proof
  • Appeal Proceedings: revision of the Rules of Procedure, admissibility, substantive examination, reformatio in peius
  • Oral proceedings, taking of evidence, amendments of the patent
  • Petition for review according to Art. 112a EPC - recent decisions

Aims and objectives

This masterclass will provide you with an intensive and practical overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. The speakers will explain all important aspects of these proceedings, starting with the preparation of the opposition, covering the drafting of the notice of opposition, and concluding with the procedure before the opposition division of the EPO, as well as potential subsequent appeal proceedings. In addition to the legal, formal and substantive requirements and particularities of contentious proceedings, the speakers will discuss useful tactical and strategic aspects. A special focus will be on the impact of the new RPBA.
Who should attend
Do you work in a corporate patent, IP or legal department and are regularly tasked with opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO? Or do you deal intensively with these proceedings as a patent attorney or attorney-at-law in private practice? Then this masterclass is designed for you. Knowledge on patents is assumed.
Speakers
Theodora Karamanli
Legal member of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO, Munich (Germany)

Dr. Hendrik Wichmann
European Patent Attorney, Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff, Munich (Germany)


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