Oral proceedings are organised to conclude the majority of appeal cases, and in many opposition and examination cases. Consequently, a European patent attorney will almost certainly at some point have to attend oral proceedings, either to defend a client's invention or to attack a patent held by a competitor. To defend your client's interests correctly and competently it is vital to know what to expect at those occasions and to be property prepared for it.
Oral proceedings can occur during any stage of a European application; they are organised to conclude the majority of appeal cases, and in many opposition and examination cases. Are you up to date with the latest practice and procedures in the EPO?
A European patent attorney will almost certainly at some point have to contest a case in oral proceedings, either to defend a client’s invention or to attack a patent held by a competitor. Your first experience of oral proceedings can be intimidating, particularly since both the legal procedure and the facts and arguments of the case may take unexpected turns. Unlike in written proceedings, you need to react quickly and decisively whenever a surprise occurs.
To defend your client’s interests correctly and competently it is vital to know what to expect at this European level and to be properly prepared for it. This workshop style programme gives participants the opportunity to become up-to-date on current practice in the EPO and to develop the necessary practical skills and confidence in preparing for and appearing at oral proceedings at all levels at the EPO.
The expert speaker will share his inside knowledge and experience and give invaluable practical and strategic advice that would otherwise require a lot of trial and error to acquire.
The EPC, EPO Guidelines, relevant case law, and the Rules of Procedure of the Board of Appeal will be discussed and referred to throughout the course when relevant.
This course is part of our collection of IP & Patents Training Courses.
This one-day course has been specially designed for recently qualified, or part qualified, European Patent Attorneys, as well as those who are looking for a refresher and those who want to learn some new skills and extend their knowledge in this vital area.
Delegates will be familiar with EPO patent practice in general and have a good knowledge of at least the basic law governing oral proceedings.
By attending this programme you will:
Joeri Beetz, Patent Attorney, Keltie LLP, specialises in patents in the fields of mechanical engineering, physics and control software. Amongst all the different technologies he has been extensively involved in are optical recording, medical devices, agricultural equipment, lighting, displays and automotive. He regularly represents clients in opposition procedures at the EPO, both to defend and to attack patents.
Joeri spent nine years in a Dutch patent firm based in Eindhoven, after five years of working at the in-house patent department of CNH Industrial. He joined Keltie in 2017. During his in-house period he managed a large patent portfolio for a broad range of different combine harvesters. At CNH Industrial, he built an extensive expertise in freedom to operate and patent infringement analysis and gained a keen insight in the commercial implications of different IP strategies.
In 2002, Joeri obtained his masters degree in physics at the University of Utrecht. In his final year at University, he built and tested equipment for testing particle detectors for the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
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