The European patent grant and post-grant procedures and the EPO as PCT receiving Office



Start: 22.11.2012
End: 23.11.2012


Munich, Germany

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Working language(s)

Trainees shall have a good command of the English language both orally and in writing.


This seminar provides patent attorney support staff with advanced information on special topics of the patent grant and post-grant procedures. Presentations will range from the post-grant procedures of opposition and limitation to the petition for review by the Enlarged Board of Appeal. Recent legal and procedural changes will be illustrated in the light of the first experiences gained. In addition, a complete overview of proceedings before the EPO as PCT receiving Office will be given. Presentations from supporting departments within the EPO will show how certain underlying processes are organised and will thus enhance the participants' understanding of a wide range of topics which may prove useful particularly when it comes to handling exceptions.

We offer two different seminars for patent attorney support staff. If you do not consider the advanced seminar suitable, you can find further information about the basic seminar in our complete training programme for patent attorney support staff in the download section.

Target groups

Support staff / formalities officers in patent law firms and industrial sector having at least three to four years of practical experience in European and international filings.


Registration fee

A registration fee of EUR 250 is levied.

This fee covers seminar material and catering for the whole event. It cannot be split and is once paid only refundable until 29 days before the first seminar day. After this date, there is no refund possible.

As long as the EPO has not received your registration fee, your registration is regarded as preliminary. Once the EPO has received your payment, you will receive an email confirming your participation in the seminar. Please note that it can take up to 14 days from the date of your bank transfer until we can actually see your payment on our account.


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If you need assistance or are unable to pay by either of these methods, please contact for advice.


Should you need information about accommodation possibilities, please send an email to We will be happy to assist.

Additional dates

If you prefer to attend this seminar on 18/19 October 2012 in The Hague please click here.

Our basic seminars will take place on 26/27 April 2012 in The Hague and on 28/29 June 2012 in Munich.

Venue details

EPO Munich, Isar Building, Room 131, Erhardtstr. 27, 80469 Munich, Germany


European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Erhardtstr. 27
80469 Munich
Tel. +49-89-2399-5418
Fax +49-89-2399-5449

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Registration deadline

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