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Course - EPO-Case-Law Update Software
EPO Case-Law Update: Software
An update seminar with
two top speakers
2019-07-11 2019-07-11 Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel Kattengat 1 1012 Amsterdam amsterdam@marriott.com +31 20 62 12 223 +31 20 62 75 245

EPO Case-Law Update: Software

You will get a first-hand update on the most important decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeal on software.
Topics
  • Facts from EPO case-law: Patents in Industry 4.0, AI, Blockchain, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Contracts
  • International comparison of CII case law
  • Practice and case law report: CII, simulation, modelling, abstract concepts, mathematical methods and business procedures
  • COMVIK and CardinalCommerce: the ‘notional business person’ in the inventive step assessment
  • Sufficient disclosure and clarity - a major hurdle to obtaining a patent

Aims and objectives

The most important published and unpublished decisions of the Boards of Appeal in the field of computer-implemented inventions will be presented. The panelists will discuss, in particular, the consequences of these decisions on patent practice. The panelists offer the combined experience of one of an Boards of Appeal judge in the field of computer-implemented inventions and one of the leading patent attorneys practicing exclusively in the field of computer-implemented inventions. Thus, an informed and topical presentation of the decisions with a focus on the impact on practice is guaranteed.
Who should attend
Do you work in the IP or patent department of a company, as a patent attorney in a law firm or as a software developer or product manager in automation, mechatronics, control engineering, process engineering, etc., and would like to keep up to date with current EPO ruling practices in CII? Then this is the right seminar for you. It should also be interesting to employees of companies not originally involved in information technology. Knowledge of patent law is required.
Referenten
Ihre Referenten
Dr. Claudia Schwarz
Computer Scientist, European Patent Attorney, Schwarz + Baldus, Munich (Germany)

Dr. Norbert Glaser
Member of the Boards of Appeal, European Patent Office, Munich (Germany)


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