The European Patents – The Case-Law seminar will be held on 20th September at the The Rembrandt Hotel, London

The European Patents - The Case-Law seminar will be held on 20th September at the The Rembrandt Hotel, LondonThis seminar will cover the main aspects of substantive patent law as evolved by the decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeal.

This seminar will consider, drawing on case law and the speakers’ experience, the present working of opposition and appeal procedures at the European Patent Office.

Topics to be covered:

– Introduction to Oppositions
– Filing and Admissibility of Oppositions
– Substantive Examination of Oppositions
– Introduction to Appeals
– Filing, Admissibility and Examination of Appeals
– Evidence
– Petitions for Review
– Oral Proceedings


– Trainee patent attorneys
– Patent attorneys in private practice
– Corporate patent attorneys and lawyers
– People working or training in intellectual property
– Consultants and managers

Those already familiar with the field will find the seminars valuable for updating their knowledge


Course material including detailed references to the case law referred to is supplied to all participants.
These courses merit 5.5 hours per day under the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority self-accreditation scheme.
They are also potentially relevant CPD for Fellows of CIPA.
A Certificate of Attendance will be given to each participant.

*NOTE: This seminar will be held again on the 24th January 2014


The Rembrandt Hotel, 11 Thurloe Place,
London SW7 2RS


20th September 2013 Start 09.00 Finish: 17.00

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Title Index:

Industrial Application
– industrial and ‘private’ activity; commercial use – profit and benefit

State of the Art
– the state of the art, what is ‘made available to the public’, written and oral publications, prior use, non-prejudicial disclosures

– assessing novelty: inevitable result, accidental disclosure,product-by-process claims, selections, first and subsequent medical and other uses

Inventive Step
– the problem/solution approach, the skilled person, closest prior art,formulating the problem, combining documents, neighbouring fields, unexpected/bonus effects, secondary indications, alternative approaches

Sufficiency, Clarity, Amendments
– sufficiency: undue burden, reproducibility; clarity of claims; support of claims by description; amendments after filing: broadening claims, disclaimers; amendments after grant, the inescapable trap’; corrections of mistakes

Exclusions from Patentability
– computer programs, business methods, aesthetic creations, discoveries

Exceptions to Patentability
– morality objections, plants and animals, biological processes; medical treatment: surgery, therapy, diagnosis

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1 Day: EUR 840

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