EPO boards of appeal and key decisions 2013

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Starts: 22.10.2013 at 09:00
Ends: 23.10.2013 at 17:00


Conference is fully booked!


Munich, Germany

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The conference delivers insight into the activities of the EPO boards of appeal, their structure and functions, and a review of some key decisions linked to topics relevant for the practice.

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Classroom training

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The appeal procedure and the boards of appeal (including rules of procedures)
Mock trial
Presentation of recent developments of the EPO case law by members of the boards of appeal, with contributions from patent attorneys and judges

EPO case law in relation to
Technical field related case law
Impact of the decisions of the boards of appeal on patent practice
Views from other (in particular national) boards of appeal outside the EPO


Participants must have at least 4 years' experience in the field of patents. The working language is English.

Registration fee

EUR 250,-

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

If you are a staff member of a national patent office of an EPC contracting state, the payment of the registration fee is not required.


Payment by credit card

Please follow the instructions when you register online for the event. Please keep your credit card details (Master card or Visa) ready when registering. You will receive the confirmation of your registration by e-mail in due course.

Payment by bank transfer

You will receive an invoice from the EPO addressed to you according to the details in your online registration and containing all necessary details for a bank transfer. Please remit the respective amount upon receipt of the invoice indicating the invoice number and respecting the time for payment allowed.

You will receive the confirmation of your registration by e-mail, once we have received the payment of your registration fee on the EPO's bank account. Please note that if you pay by bank transfer it can take up to 10 days from the date of your bank transfer until we can actually see your payment on our account.

Payment by direct debiting of your EPO deposit account

Please send an e-mail to csc@epo.org requesting the EPO to debit your EPO deposit account and indicate:

You will receive the confirmation of your registration by e-mail, once the debit has been dealt with by our Finance department. 

Venue details

European Patent Office Munich

Room 102

Erhardtstrasse 27

80469 Munich



European Patent Academy

European Patent Office


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Registration deadline

Deadline for registration is over.