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Course - Art 84 EPC: Clarity of Claims
Art 84 EPC: Clarity of Claims
2020-06-15 2020-06-15 Holiday Inn Leiden Haagse Schouwweg 10 2332 KG Amsterdam / Leiden +31(0) 71 535 5555 +31(0) 71 53 55 553

Art 84 EPC: Clarity of Claims

This course is about the handling of Art 84 EPC: How to deal with clarity of claims in practice.
Topics
  • 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 objectives

Clarity 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.
Who should attend
Are you working in a corporate patent/IP department or as a patent attorney in private practice and need to update your knowledge on Art 84 EPC including the latest case law and its practical implications?

Then this course is for you. Knowledge of patent law is required. Trainee patent attorneys and EQE candidates will especially benefit from this course
Your speakers
Your speakers
Daniel Xavier Thomas
Former Director, Directorate-General 1 - Operations, European Patent Office, Munich (Germany)

Koen Bijvank, MSc LL.M.
European and Dutch Patent Attorney, Partner, Brinkhof, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)


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