Art 84 EPC: Clarity of Claims
- Clarity and its various aspects - Practical definition of clarity
- Clarity vs. novelty / inventive step
- Essential features - limiting features
- Interpretation of claims - is Art 69 applicable before the EPO?
- Clarity in opposition
- Sources of difficulties with Art 84 - illustrating case law
Aims and objectivesClarity in drafting patent claims has always been a serious issue: clarity is required to distinguish the subject matter of a claim from prior art, and an unclear claim can be interpreted to the disadvantage of the applicant or proprietor. This is not just a formal matter, but a substantial issue of first importance. Attendees will learn the essentials of clarity.
Then this course is for you. Knowledge of patent law is required. Trainee patent attorneys and EQE candidates will especially benefit from this course
Art 56 EPC: Inventive Step and The Problem-Solution Approach - Tuesday, 16 June 2020 in Amsterdam/Leiden
- One-part vs. two-part form
- Apparatus/method "for"
- Product-by process claims
- Comprising vs. consisting
- The Interplay between Art 83, Art 84 and Art 56
- About, approximately, trademarks, standards etc.
- Hidden clarity objection
- Application of G 3/14 to amended claims
- Adaptation of the description
Daniel is an electronics engineer by training. He started his career in the patent field in 1971 and has at last been heading directorates in various fields of electronics, physics and mechanics. Although he retired from active service at the EPO in 2013, Daniel continues to be active in the field of IP. To that effect he is leading workshops/ seminars relating to various aspects of the European granting procedure. Daniel is also working as consultant in IP matters for various firms around Europe.
Koen is a Dutch and European patent attorney and a partner at Brinkhof in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He specialises in international patent litigation and regularly appears both in the courts and before the EPO. His practice mainly involves patents in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Koen is the chair of the Standing Committee on Patents of AIPPI and president and co-founder of EPLIT, an association of European patent litigators.
NL 2332 KG Amsterdam / Leiden
Telefon: +31(0) 71 535 5555
Fax: +31(0) 71 53 55 553
Learn more on inventive step and the problem-solution approach in our Art 56 EPC course at the same location the day after (webcode 20 06 185).
If you register for both courses, you will benefit from a reduced fee of € 1,740 (+ 21% VAT) instead of a regular fee of € 2,240. You will save € 500!
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