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EPO (European Patent Office) Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop Training Course

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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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

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.

Leythem Wall

Leythem Wall is a European and UK patent attorney and litigator specialising in the chemical, consumer products, energy, material, mechanical, medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to founding Oxon IP, he was a Partner in major European and US Intellectual Property law firms, and before then in-house patent counsel for ExxonMobil and AkzoNobel. He has extensive experience in patent drafting, prosecution and particularly oppositions before the European Patent Office. Having worked in private practice and industry for European and US companies, he has significant knowledge of the US patent system, and how this compares with Europe.

More details

United Kingdom

  • A.A. Thornton & Co
  • AstraZeneca UK Ltd
  • B Lee IP Ltd
  • Bawden & Associates
  • Boult Wade Tennant
  • Bristows
  • Element Six Ltd
  • HGF Ltd
  • Innovia Films Limited
  • Innovia Films Ltd
  • Johnson Matthey PLC
  • Mundipharma Research Ltd
  • Nissan Technical Centre Europe
  • Pfizer Limited
  • Pilkington Technology Management Ltd.
  • Procter & Gamble Technical Centres Ltd
  • Reckitt Benckiser Ltd
  • Renishaw plc
  • Smith & Nephew UK Ltd
  • Stratagem IPM Ltd
  • Unilever
  • Unilever R&D Port Sunlight
  • Vectura Group plc
  • W P Thompson & Co
  • Withers & Rogers LLP

Germany

  • COHAUSZ & FLORACK
  • Hoffmann Eitle
  • JETRO Dusseldorf
  • Kao Germany GmbH
  • Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH
  • Procter & Gamble Service GmbH
  • Umicore AG & Co. KG
  • Vossius & Partner

Belgium

  • Ablynx NV
  • Agfa Gevaert NV
  • Bayer CropScience NV
  • Procter & Gamble Services NV/SA
  • Sofics BVBA

Netherlands

  • DSM IP & Licensing BV
  • EDP Patente Attorneys B.V.
  • NLO
  • Royal KPN N.V.
  • Wageningen UR

Sweden

  • AstraZeneca
  • AstraZeneca AB
  • Hansson Thyresson Patentbyra AB
  • Krahbichler Intellectual Property Advisors AB - KIPA AB
  • Zacco Sweden AB

Italy

  • Chiesi Farmaceutici SpA
  • ENI spa
  • Industrie de Nora SpA
  • Sealed Air S.r.l.

Austria

  • Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG
  • Borealis Polyolefine GmbH
  • Patentanwalt Dr Andreas Weiser

France

  • AXENS
  • Germain & Maureau
  • Sanofi

Switzerland

  • Inventio AG
  • Lonza Ltd
  • Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.

Finland

  • Kolster OY AB
  • Primrose Oy

Canada

  • BCF

Norway

  • Protector IP AS

South Africa

  • Sasol Global Learning

Spain

  • Corporación Medichem, S.L.

Run EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop Bespoke training for your team

2 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 800
  • Per attendee
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online

 

We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training expert Aleksandra Beer to discuss your requirements:

Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749

inhouse@ipi.academy