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EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop Training Course

*New for 2020!*
Drawing on case law and the experience of the faculty, this seminar considers the present workings of the opposition and appeal procedures at the European Patent Office. It provides an in-depth summary of both background and recent developments at the EPO and explains how these will impact on your day-to-day practice. It will give you the knowledge and skills to navigate this highly technical area.

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Course overview

Drawing on case law and the experience of the expert speakers, this seminar considers the present complex workings of the opposition and appeal procedures at the European Patent Office (EPO). It provides an in-depth summary of both background and recent developments at the EPO, including the new Rules of Procedure that entered into force on 1 January 2020, and explains how these will impact on your day-to-day practice. It will give you the knowledge and skills to navigate this highly technical area and adapt to the recent changes.

The second day of the seminar will be an opposition workshop, culminating in mock oral proceedings in which attendees can participate to gain practical experience in a safe environment. This session will also offer vital tips and feedback on written and oral presentation before the Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal.

You will also have ample opportunity to discuss your particular questions with our expert trainers who will be able to give you insights from both a patent lawyer’s and the EPO’s perspective.

Key topics to be covered:
  • Introduction to oppositions
  • Filing and admissibility of oppositions
  • Substantive examination of oppositions
  • Evidence
  • Introduction to appeals
  • Filing, admissibility and examination of appeals
  • Petitions for review
  • Oppositions and appeal case law
  • Revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal – January 2020
  • Oral proceedings including a mock hearing

Who should attend

  • Patent attorneys in private practice
  • In-house patent attorneys and lawyers
  • Trainee patent attorneys
  • IP managers and advisers
  • Patent managers and specialists
  • All those working or training in intellectual property

Those already familiar with the field will also find this seminar valuable for updating their knowledge.

Presenter

Leythem Wall (More...)

Leythem Wall is a partner in The Hague office of European IP specialist firm HGF. He is a European and UK patent attorney with extensive experience in patent drafting, prosecution and oppositions before the European Patent Office. Having worked in private practice and industry for European and US companies, he also has significant knowledge of the US patent system, and how this compares with Europe.

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Public course dates

We can deliver and customise this course for any number of attendees, at your location or online. But if you have fewer colleagues, this course is running publically on:

  • 22-23 Mar 2021
  • 24-25 Mar 2021
  • 13-14 Sep 2021
  • 15-16 Sep 2021

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