2024-05-23 2024-05-23 NH Amsterdam Caransa +31 20 554 0800 NH Amsterdam Caransa Rembrandtplein 19, 1017CT Amsterdam Amsterdam, 1017CT 1,520 € zzgl. MwSt. Theodora Karamanli https://www.forum-institut.de/seminar/24061131-amsterdam-masterclass-epo-oppositions-appeals/referenten/24/24_06/24061131-course-epo-opposition-appeal-proceedings_karamanli-theodora.jpg Amsterdam Masterclass: EPO Oppositions & Appeals

This masterclass will provide you with an intensive and practical overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO.

Content of your seminar
  • Opposition Proceedings in the light of RPBA 2020: drafting notice of opposition anticipating admissibility hurdles, substantive examination, burden of proof
  • Oral proceedings, taking of evidence, amendments of the patent
  • Appeal Proceedings: important conclusions from recent case law on Art 12, 13 RPBA, substantive examination, final phase of appeal proceedings; remittal to department of first instance; reformatio in peius, res judicata and ratio decidendi, reimbursement of appeal fee
  • Petition for review: recent decisions


Who should attend
Do you work in a corporate patent, IP or legal department or as external patent attorney and deal regularly with opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO? Then this Masterclass is designed for you.
Aim of your seminar
The revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA 2020) have changed the landscape for both opposition and appeal proceedings. They have a decisive impact on how the parties should present their case right from the beginning in order to avoid any later procedural and legal hurdles or pitfalls. It is emerging that invalid patents may be upheld if an opponent does not adequately present its case from the outset. For a patentee, valuable inventions may lose patent protection if procedural hurdles are not timely anticipated. This masterclass will therefore provide you with an intensive overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO, taking into account the most recent case law. In this highly interactive course, the speakers will explain all the important aspects of these proceedings, starting with the preparation of the opposition, covering the drafting of the notice of opposition, and concluding with the procedure before the opposition division of the EPO, as well as the potential subsequent appeal proceedings. In addition to the legal, formal and substantive requirements and particularities of contentious proceedings, the speakers will discuss useful tactical and strategic aspects. The individual parts of the seminar will be rounded up by tips for your own practice.
Your benefit

  • You will be up to date on the most recent case-law on the EPO opposition and appeal proceedings
  • You will improve tactical and strategic approach to the proceedings
  • You will have grown your network with like-minded professionals

Course - EPO Opposition & Appeal Proceedings

Amsterdam Masterclass: EPO Oppositions & Appeals

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Benefits
  • Masterclass restricted to 20 attendees
  • First-hand experience from the Boards of Appeal
  • Networking and joint dinner

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Termin

13-14/06/2024

13-14/06/2024

Zeitraum

1st day:14:00 - 18:00 CET I 2nd day: 09:00 - 17:00 CET

1st day:14:00 - 18:00 CET I 2nd day: 09:00 - 17:00 CET
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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Jean-Claude Alexandre Ho, LL.M.
Lawyer, Conference Manager

+49 6221 500-675
jc.alexandreho@forum-institut.de

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This masterclass will provide you with an intensive and practical overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO.

Content of your seminar

  • Opposition Proceedings in the light of RPBA 2020: drafting notice of opposition anticipating admissibility hurdles, substantive examination, burden of proof
  • Oral proceedings, taking of evidence, amendments of the patent
  • Appeal Proceedings: important conclusions from recent case law on Art 12, 13 RPBA, substantive examination, final phase of appeal proceedings; remittal to department of first instance; reformatio in peius, res judicata and ratio decidendi, reimbursement of appeal fee
  • Petition for review: recent decisions


Who should attend
Do you work in a corporate patent, IP or legal department or as external patent attorney and deal regularly with opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO? Then this Masterclass is designed for you.

Aim of your seminar

The revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA 2020) have changed the landscape for both opposition and appeal proceedings. They have a decisive impact on how the parties should present their case right from the beginning in order to avoid any later procedural and legal hurdles or pitfalls. It is emerging that invalid patents may be upheld if an opponent does not adequately present its case from the outset. For a patentee, valuable inventions may lose patent protection if procedural hurdles are not timely anticipated. This masterclass will therefore provide you with an intensive overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO, taking into account the most recent case law. In this highly interactive course, the speakers will explain all the important aspects of these proceedings, starting with the preparation of the opposition, covering the drafting of the notice of opposition, and concluding with the procedure before the opposition division of the EPO, as well as the potential subsequent appeal proceedings. In addition to the legal, formal and substantive requirements and particularities of contentious proceedings, the speakers will discuss useful tactical and strategic aspects. The individual parts of the seminar will be rounded up by tips for your own practice.

Your benefit

  • You will be up to date on the most recent case-law on the EPO opposition and appeal proceedings
  • You will improve tactical and strategic approach to the proceedings
  • You will have grown your network with like-minded professionals

Detailed programme

1st day:14:00 - 18:00 CET I 2nd day: 09:00 - 17:00 CET

Setting the stage
  • The impact of the revised RPBA on first instance proceedings

Preparing and filing the opposition
  • Structuring the opposition:Identity of the opponent: Joint opposition, strawman opposition and Transfer of opposition
  • Extent of opposition, grounds for opposition and their substantiation
  • Notice of opposition: drafting and filing

Procedure of opposition
  • Examining the admissibility of the opposition by the opposition division
  • Preparing and conducting the substantive examination
  • Early certainty, acceleration and stay of proceedings

Substantive examination
  • Being bound to the extent of the opposition / Examination of the grounds for opposition
  • Evaluation of evidence, burden of proof / Amendments of granted patent claims

Oral proceedings before the opposition division
  • Conducting oral proceedings / Absence of a party to the proceedings
  • Taking of evidence / Evaluation of late filed grounds and evidence

Appeal
  • Nature of appeal proceedings
  • Revised Rules of Procedure
  • Notice of appeal and statement of grounds of appeal
  • Reply of the other party or parties

Appeal proceedings
  • Written procedure / Oral proceedings / Late submission of arguments, objections and requests
  • Final decision of the Board of Appeal
  • Ratio decidendi
  • Reformatio in peius
  • Reimbursement of the appeal fee - revised Rule 103 EPC

Conclusion of the proceedings
  • Possible results of opposition and appeal proceedings
  • Special cases: withdrawal of opposition / appeal, request for revocation by patentee, etc.
  • Apportionment of costs and fixing of costs

Intervention of an alleged infringer

Review of decisions of the Boards of Appeal according to Article 112a EPC

EPO opposition proceedings vs. UPC proceedings

More informations

Networking

On the first evening of the course participants are invited to a joint dinner where they can continue to network with the speakers and the other participants.

Please note

This masterclass is restricted to 20 attendees.

What our participants say

  • "Nice masterclass on all aspects of oppositon and appeal proceedings." - A. Streng, Rijk Zwaan, De Lier (NL)
  • "It is a very good, a great course! It has met my expectations. What I liked most about the event: the content and the opportunity for discussion." - K. Hickinson, Appleyard Lees, Halifax (UK)
  • "The course has met my expectations. What I liked most about this event: going through all aspects, slowly." - J. Jaala, Berggren Oy, Riihimäki (Finland)

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This course provided excellent expert insight and information that can be directly applied in practice.

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Well condensed information, high quality speakers.

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Very useful. Nice with so many do?s and don?ts not easily found in the literature.

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