The European patent system from filing to grant


Starts: 01.07.2014 at 08:45
Ends: 04.07.2014 at 16:00


Sibiu, Romania

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This seminar covers the European patenting process as a whole, from filing via search and examination to grant, followed by opposition and appeals. It looks at the "big picture" as well as at the main issues associated with each step of the European granting procedure. Participants will receive a detailed insight in each step of the granting procedure, as well as presentations on some important decisions of the EPO's boards of appeal and on the status of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court

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Classroom training


·   Filing of a European patent application: minimum requirements
·  The search and examination procedure at the EPO
·  Post-grant: the opposition procedure at the EPO
·  The interlocutory revision process at the EPO
·  Boards of appeal and the appeals procedure
·  A selection of recent decisions of the boards of appeal

·  The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court


On completion of this seminar, participants will have a clear understanding and knowledge of the legal and practical aspects of the patenting process for European applications; furthermore, participants will be aware of the basics of the future Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court.


Participants must have sufficient knowledge of the patent system and a very good command of English, both orally and in writing.

Venue details

Will be announced with the confirmation mail.


Ms Gülsemin Bal

European Patent Academy

European Patent Office

Bob-van-Benthem Platz 1

80469 Munich


Tel. +49 (0)89 2399-2575

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