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EPO Boards of Appeal Descisions in Biotechnology
Recent Decisions of the EPO Boards
of Appeal in Biotechnology and
Biopharmaceuticals
2019-10-11 2019-10-11 Steigenberger Metropolitan Poststr. 6 60329 Frankfurt metropolitan@steigenberger.de +49 69 506070-0 +49 69 506070-555

Recent Decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeal in Biotechnology and Biopharmaceuticals

The most important published and unpublished decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeal 2016-2018 in the field of biotechnology will be presented. The panelists will discuss, in particular, the consequences of these decisions on patent practice.
Topics
  • Recent patentability decisions
  • Recent procedural decisions
  • Biotech Case Law including decisions on plants, stem cells, antibodies, diagnostics, etc.
  • Report period 2016 - 2018 & forthcoming 2019

Aims and objectives

The most important published and unpublished decisions of the Boards of Appeal in the field of biopharmaceuticals and biotechnology will be presented.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 the most experienced judges in the field of biopharmaceuticals at the European Patent Office and one of the most eminent Patent Attorneys practicing exclusively in the field of biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals. Thus, an informed presentation of the decisions with a focus on the impact on practice is guaranteed.
Who should attend
  • Heads and employees of patent departments
  • Patent Attorneys and Patent Engineers/ Scientists
  • Attorneys at Law
  • Patent managers and patent experts
Speakers
Dr. Hans-Rainer Jaenichen
Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Vossius & Partner, Munich

Gabriele Alt
Chair of a Technical Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office, Munich


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