2021-12-22 2022-09-23 Heidelberg Marriott Hotel +49 6221 908-0 +49 6221 908-660 Heidelberg Marriott Hotel Vangerowstr. 16, 69115 Heidelberg Heidelberg, 69115 1.780,- € plus tax Claire Mouget Goniot https://www.forum-institut.com/seminar/22091131-heidelberg-masterclass-epo-oral-proceedings/referenten/22/22_09/22091131-masterclass-epo-oral-proceedings_mouget-goniot-claire.jpg Heidelberg Masterclass EPO Oral Proceedings

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
  • Overview of case law in procedural matters
  • Be prepared with a mock trial and get practical tip
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. In view of the 2020 rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal, procedural aspects become even more important, even in first instance. The programme in cludes 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.

Course - Masterclass: EPO Oral Proceedings

Heidelberg Masterclass EPO Oral Proceedings

Learn how Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal approach oral proceedings.

Benefits
  • Experienced speakers with decades of experience
  • Highlight: Mock Trial
  • Social programme included

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Everything at a glance

Appointment

22. - 23.09.2022

22. - 23.09.2022

Period

22 - 23 September 2022 in Heidelberg...

22 - 23 September 2022 in Heidelberg I Day 1 : 10:00 - 18:00 CET I Day 2: 09:00 - 17:00 CET
Venue

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Fee
Your contact person

Jean-Claude Alexandre Ho, LL.M.
Lawyer, Conference Manager

+49 6221 500-675
jc.alexandreho@forum-institut.de

Details

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
  • Overview of case law in procedural matters
  • Be prepared with a mock trial and get practical tip
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. In view of the 2020 rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal, procedural aspects become even more important, even in first instance. The programme in cludes 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.

Detailed programme

22 - 23 September 2022 in Heidelberg I Day 1 : 10:00 - 18:00 CET I Day 2: 09:00 - 17:00 CET

Key issues relating to oral proceedings
  • Oral proceedings and the right to be heard
  • Requests for oral proceedings; requests for adjournment of oral proceedings
  • Public: Which oral hearings are public/non-public?
  • Oral proceedings in the form of video-conferences in first instance and before the Boards of Appeal
  • Costs and their apportionment

Oral Proceedings before the EPO - First instance vs. Boards of Appeal
  • The different stages of oral proceedings
  • Preparation of oral proceedings
  • Summons to oral proceedings and annex to the summons - importance of the annex
  • Is it possible to avoid oral proceedings in examination proceedings?
  • The oral proceedings as such
    • Absence of a party, the consequences
    • Opening of oral proceedings
    • Order of the discussion of the various topics
    • Final stage in oral proceedings
  • Written and oral submissions: how they relate to each other
  • Procedural pitfalls easily avoidable
    • Authorisations; accompanying persons

Late submissions in 1st instance, especially in opposition proceedings
  • General considerations
  • When is a submission of an opponent late?
    • What about the case of multiple opponents
  • When is a submission of the patent owner late?
  • When is a late filing legitimate?

Dos and don’ts in oral proceedings

Specific aspects of Oral Proceedings before the Boards
  • Reminder of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal
    • Late filed documents, requests and arguments
  • Minutes of oral proceedings
  • Various forms of written decisions
  • Remittal to the first instance
  • Binding effect of the decisions of the Boards of Appeal
  • Withdrawal of the appeal
  • Quoting case law: what does it bring?
  • Petitions for Review

MOCK TRIAL
  • Participants will work through some real-life situations and scenarios
  • Interactive, role play
  • With specially prepared cases from EPO practice
  • Under the guidance of the speakers
  • Focus: accompanying persons, late filings
  • Training confident behaviour before the Boards
  • Practical tips on presentation

Your benefit

Networking

On the first evening of the course FORUM - Institut für Management GmbH is pleased to invite the participants to a behind-the-scenes tour in the beautiful castle of Heidelberg, followed by a joint dinner in a traditional and cosy Heidelberg restaurant.

What our participants say

  • ‘Very informative, especially the mock trial.’ (European Patent Attorney)
  • ‘Lots of practical information and advice you won’t find in any book.’ (EPA)
  • ‘Hands-on advice for handling oral proceedings. Very experienced speakers.’ (Patent Counsel/EPA)
  • ‘Very useful, good expertise.’ (Attorney)

This distinguishes our events

European Patent Attorney

EPA

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Testimonials

Very informative, especially the mock trial.

European Patent Attorney

Lots of practical information and advice you won’t find in any book.

EPA

Hands-on advice for handling oral proceedings.

Patent Counsel/EPA

Very useful, good expertise.

Attorney