The working language is English. Simultaneous interpretation into German and French will be provided, if required.
The seminar will explain what data is exchanged between the EPO and the member states offices. It will focus on what details regarding renewal fee and lapse information need to be sent to the EPO. A practice-oriented overview of the administrative workflow, with the necessary background will allow for better understanding of the implications of post grant procedures. This seminar is specifically designed to meet the needs of staff of national offices of states that have recently joined the European Patent Organisation. It equally serves as comprehensive training for staff members who have recently taken up this responsibility at their respective national office, or simply as a refresher.
Staff of the national patent offices of the EPO member states, in particular beneficiaries of the integration package
The seminar will explain in detail what data is exchanged between the EPO and the member states, including the legal background. In particular:
Participants should be
After the seminar participants will know how to interact with the EPO to fulfil a contracting state’s obligations under the EPC with respect to Article 39 renewal fees (post grant). They will also be aware of the latest documentation, in particular the change of post grant reports as from April 2012.
European Patent Office, Rennweg 12, 1030 Vienna, Austria
European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
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