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Continuing Professional Education (CPE) seminars 2020

Opposition and Appeal

The "Opposition and Appeal" seminars will provide you with an intensive and practical overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. The seminar also includes a detailed section about the new Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal.

10 February 2020 Munich (DE) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
17 March 2020 The Hague (NL) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
14 October 2020 Paris (FR) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
(registration available soon)
17 November 2020 Milan (IT) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
(registration available soon)

Case Law

The "Case Law" seminar will provide you with an overview of the most recent key decisions and developments in the EPO’s board of appeal case law. This collection of lectures offers a range of subjects, including procedural and substantive topics, and with a mixture of general-interest and more field-specific topics. The seminar also includes the demonstration of a mock EPO Oral Proceedings.

 

Dates and venues for 2020 are going to be announced soon.    

Life of a patent

This seminar series comprising in total four parts (Pre-Drafting, Drafting, Prosecution, Opposition).

23 - 24 January 2020
(Pre-Drafting & Drafting)

Lisbon (PT)

epi roadshow supported by the EPO


Claim drafting course

The claim drafting course aims at providing participants with a solid understanding of the theoretical basis on which the claim language is formulated as accompanied by practical examples in interactive sessions during which the participants discuss and interpret scopes of different claims, analyze different types of claims and the terminology thereof.

Dates and venues for 2020 are going to be announced soon.