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Webinar series "Case Law Online"

"Case Law Online" is a series of webinars giving you an overview of relevant key decisions and recent developments in the EPO's Boards of Appeal (BoA) case law. Experienced epi speakers talk about topics like: 

  • Plausibility 
  • Priority
  • Clarity 
  • Disclaimers 

The four 1-hour webinars will discuss recent Enlarged BoA and other significant decisions which every patent attorney should have in mind during examination, opposition or appeal proceedings.

The recording of the webinars are still accessible for our epi Members and epi Students on the epi-learning platform.  If you are interested in to get access to epi-learning please contact the epi Education Team education@patentepi.org.


We are sorry to announce that in response to the latest developments regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), epi has decided to cancel all seminar taking place during March and September 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 - Cancelled The Hague (NL) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
14 October 2020 -  Cancelled Paris (FR) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
11 November 2020 - Cancelled Milan (IT) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
20 November 2020 Eindhoven (NL) 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.

17 April 2020 - Cancelled Prague (CZ) epi roadshow supported by the EPO 
15 May 2020 - Cancelled Zurich or Geneva (CH) epi roadshow supported by the EPO 
29 June 2020 - Cancelled
Dublin (IE) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
(registration available soon)
8 September 2020 - Cancelled Copenhagen (DK) epi roadshow supported by the EPO 
12 October 2020 - Cancelled Lyon (FR) epi roadshow supported by the EPO 
30 October 2020 - Cancelled Berlin (DE) epi roadshow supported by the EPO 
27 November 2020 - Cancelled Sofia (BG) epi roadshow supported by the EPO 

 


Life of a patent

This seminar series comprising in total four parts (Pre-Drafting, Drafting, Prosecution, Opposition) and targets beginners in the profession but also patent practitioner/patent engineers in industry that would like to refresh their EPC knowledge and skills.  

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

Lisbon (PT)

epi roadshow supported by the EPO

23 24 April 2020 - Cancelled
(Prosecution & Opposition)

Ljubljana (SI)

epi roadshow supported by the EPO

tbd in 2021
(Prosecution & Opposition)

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.

tbd in 2021 Milan (IT) epi roadshow
tbd in 2021 Warsaw (PL) epi roadshow
tbd in 2021 Budapest (HU) epi roadshow