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Course - EPO Case-Law Update
EPO Case-Law Update
Recent decisions of the Boards of Appeal
2019-11-15 2019-11-15 Amsterdam Marriott Hotel Stadhouderskade 12 1054 Amsterdam amsterdam@marriott.com +31 20 6075555 +31 20 60075511

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
  • Proposed revisions to the RPBA
  • Recent procedural decisions
  • Recent substantive decisions, including decisions on computer-implemented and pharma/biotech inventions
  • Referrals to the Enlarged Board
  • Petitions for review
  • Report period 2018 - 2019

Aims and objectives

Each year the Boards of Appeal (BoA) 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 The most important published and unpublished decisions of the Boards of Appeal will be presented.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. In particular with respect to the basis of the appeal proceedings and the admittance of late filed submissions (new requests, prior art and arguments) the possible impact of the amended Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal, intended to enter into force 2020, will be analyzed and discussed in comparison with the old RPBA.
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
Dr. Hans-Peter Felgenhauer
Former Technical Member of the Boards of Appeal, European Patent Office, Munich

Daniel Xavier Thomas
Former Director, Directorate-General 1 - Operations, European Patent Office, Munich (Germany)


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