EPO Boards of Appeal: Key decisions 2014




Date

Start: 08.10.2014
End: 09.10.2014

Location

Den Haag, Netherlands

Organised by

Working language(s)

English

Description

This conference provides a presentation of the activities of the EPO Boards of Appeal, their structure and functions, as well as the rules of procedure, followed by a review of key decisions linked to topics relevant for the practice. A mock trial presented by experienced practitioners both from the EPO Boards of Appeal and from the attorney side will give participants an insight into oral proceedings before the Boards of Appeal.

Target groups

Level of expertise

Intermediate

Medium

Classroom training

Event homepage

Content

Objectives

On completion of this conference, participants will be familiar with the appeal procedure and the related functioning of the Boards of Appeal, and will be aware of recent developments in EPO case law linked to topics which are relevant for the practice.

Prerequisites

National judges and/or public prosecutors from courts competent to deal with patent cases with at least 4 years of experience in this field.

The working language is English.

Venue details

European Patent Office
The Hinge - Main entrance
Patentlaan 2
2288 EE Rijswijk
The Netherlands

Contact

European Patent Office
European Patent Academy
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich
Tel. +49-(0)89-2399 5414
Fax +49-(0)89-2399 5143
Email judicialtraining@epo.org

Max. number of participants

25
Total number of participants: up to 250 including max. 25 judges

Reference

JC06-2014

Registration deadline

Deadline for registration is over.