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Course - Masterclass: EPO Oral Proceedings
Masterclass:
EPO Oral Proceedings
Heidelberg Pre-Christmas Course 2019
2018-12-28 2019-11-29 Crowne Plaza Heidelberg City Centre Kurfürsten Anlage 1 69115 Heidelberg crowneplazaheidelberg@hdbge.crowneplaza.com +49 6221 917-0 +49 6221 21007

Masterclass: EPO Oral Proceedings

Heidelberg Pre-Christmas Course 2019

This course will lead participants through all essential steps in preparing for Oral Proceedings. The first part of the day is devoted to the patent granting procedure and opposition. The second part will prepare you for a better presentation before the Boards of Appeal. The day will be completed with a mock trial guided by our experienced speakers.
Topics
  • Oral proceedings: difficult, but can be mastered!
  • Scope of the opposition procedure, especially with multiple opponents
  • What may happen if you do not attend? When is an authorisation necessary? What is the status of accompanying persons?
  • Late filings and their consequences
  • Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal: differences in procedure
  • The present and proposed new appeal rules
  • Be prepared with a mock trial and get practical tips

This distinguishes our event

75%
European Patent Attorney
80%
EPA
90%
Patent Counsel/EPA
80%
Attorney

Aims and objectives

Our experts will show you all the different aspects which have to be taken into account when being summoned to Oral Proceedings. It will go from the preparation through to the actual presentation at the Oral Proceedings itself, without neglecting important procedural aspects which can play a determining role. Participants will be shown techniques and rules for successful participation at Oral Proceedings before the EPO. They will be given the legal, technical and practical information essential for being successful not only before Examining/Opposition Divisions, but also before Boards of Appeal. Part of the course will deal with specific aspects to be taken into account when appearing before a Board of Appeal. Procedural aspects become even more important. The programme includes real life situations and a full-day mock trial in which participants can test their skills.
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 prepared for the next oral proceedings before the EPO? Then this course is designed for you. Knowledge of European patent law is required.
Speakers
Daniel Xavier Thomas
Former Director, Directorate-General 1 - Operations, European Patent Office, Munich (Germany)

Dr. Hans-Peter Felgenhauer
Former Technical Member of the Boards of Appeal, European Patent Office, Munich (Germany)


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