2021-12-25 2022-08-26 NH Heidelberg +49 6221 1327-0 +49 6221 1327-100 NH Heidelberg Bergheimer Str. 91, 69115 Heidelberg Heidelberg, 69115 1.780,- € plus tax Daniel Xavier Thomas https://www.forum-institut.com/seminar/22081130-european-patent-summer-special-epo-case-law-update/referenten/22/22_08/22081130-course-european-patent-summer-special_thomas-daniel-xavier.jpg European Patent Summer Special: EPO Case-Law Update

Much new case-law on procedural and substantive matters: our speakers will keep you updated in two days in beautiful Heidelberg!

Topics
  • Enlarged Board of Appeal: decisions, pending cases and petitions for review
  • Decisions on procedural aspects
  • Decisions on substantive aspects including decisions on computer-implemented inventions and pharma/biotech inventions
  • Report period 2021 - 2022
Aims and objectives
The decisions of the Boards of Appeal (BoA) of the EPO set the standard for interpreting and applying the EPC. It is therefore vital for practitioners to keep up to date with the latest developments of the jurisprudence of the BoA. A lot has happened recently in case law, be it in procedural or substantive matters.

The most important published and unpublished decisions of the BoA will be presented.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).
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.

Course - European Patent Summer Special

European Patent Summer Special: EPO Case-Law Update

Current case-law of the Boards of Appeal

Benefits
  • Latest developments in brief
  • The essentials in only two days
  • With social programme

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Appointment

25. - 26.08.2022

25. - 26.08.2022

Period

25 - 26 August 2022 - Heidelberg I 1...

25 - 26 August 2022 - Heidelberg I 1 day: 10:00-18:00 CET, 2 day: 9:00-17:00 CET
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Heidelberg

Heidelberg

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Jean-Claude Alexandre Ho, LL.M.
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+49 6221 500-675
jc.alexandreho@forum-institut.de

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Much new case-law on procedural and substantive matters: our speakers will keep you updated in two days in beautiful Heidelberg!

Topics
  • Enlarged Board of Appeal: decisions, pending cases and petitions for review
  • Decisions on procedural aspects
  • Decisions on substantive aspects including decisions on computer-implemented inventions and pharma/biotech inventions
  • Report period 2021 - 2022
Aims and objectives

The decisions of the Boards of Appeal (BoA) of the EPO set the standard for interpreting and applying the EPC. It is therefore vital for practitioners to keep up to date with the latest developments of the jurisprudence of the BoA. A lot has happened recently in case law, be it in procedural or substantive matters.

The most important published and unpublished decisions of the BoA 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).

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.

Detailed programme

25 - 26 August 2022 - Heidelberg I 1 day: 10:00-18:00 CET, 2 day: 9:00-17:00 CET

Procedural aspects
  • The three convergence rings according to the RPBA 2020
  • Exercise of Discretion by First Instance Departments
  • Admissibility under Art 13(2) and Art 13(1) RPBA 2020
  • Internet disclosures as prior art
  • Change of the Opposition Division's opinion between annex to the summons and oral proceedings
  • Request for statements in the minutes
  • Request for oral proceedings rejected
  • Preservation of legitimate expectations
  • Review of the minutes and withdrawal of opposition
  • Admissibility of an opposition by a man of straw
  • Special cases
    • Combination of granted claims
    • Deletion of claims
  • Late submissions by parties admitted
    • Documents/Objections
    • Requests
  • Late submissions by parties not admitted
    • Documents/Objections
    • Requests
  • Amendment in opposition appeal proceedings - R 80
  • Lack of substantiation of requests
  • Remittal to the 1st instance Art 11 RPBA 2020
  • Substantial procedural violation

Substantive aspects
  • Clarity
  • Adaptation of the description
  • Extension of the scope of protection
  • Sufficiency of disclosure
  • The balance between Art 83 and Art 84
  • Art 84: Absence of a method of measurement; Adaptation of the description
  • Inventive step
    • Introduction of common general knowledge without evidence by a
board of appeal
  • Choice of the closest prior art
      • The use of a neural network and inventive step
      • Mix of technical and non-technical features
      • Presentation of information
      • Second medical indication
      • 'Internal' prior art
      • Added subject-matter
        • Correction of errors under R 139
      • Extension of the scope of protection

Enlarged Board of Appeal decisions
  • G 1/21: oral proceedings by ViCo
  • G 1/19: CII (simulation)
  • G 4/19: double patenting
  • G 2/21: plausibility (pending)
  • Petitions for review

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About the agenda

Please note that the agenda of the course may be varied to include relevant new decisions published between the dates of this brochure and the seminar and other possible developments.

European Patent Summer Special

The European Patent Summer Special Course is a special highlight. It provides participants with an atmosphere that is just as extraordinary as it is relaxed. A behindthescenes tour in the beautiful castle of Heidelberg, followed by a joint dinner with attendees and speakers in one of the city's traditional restaurants is an integral part of the European Patent Summer Special.

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