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EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop (London, United Kingdom - April 23-24, 2020) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

March 4, 2020 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2020--

The “EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop” conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Drawing on case law and the experience of the expert speakers, this seminar considers the present complex workings of the opposition and appeal procedures at the European Patent Office (EPO).

It provides an in-depth summary of both background and recent developments at the EPO, including the new Rules of Procedure that entered into force on 1 January 2020, and explains how these will impact on your day-to-day practice. It will give you the knowledge and skills to navigate this highly technical area and adapt to the recent changes.

The second day of the seminar will be an opposition workshop, culminating in mock oral proceedings in which attendees can participate to gain practical experience in a safe environment. This session will also offer vital tips and feedback on written and oral presentation before the Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal.

You will also have ample opportunity to discuss your particular questions with our expert trainers who will be able to give you insights from both a patent lawyer’s and the EPO’s perspective.

Key topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to oppositions
  • Filing and admissibility of oppositions
  • Substantive examination of oppositions
  • Evidence
  • Introduction to appeals
  • Filing, admissibility and examination of appeals
  • Petitions for review
  • Oppositions and appeal case law
  • Revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal - January 2020
  • Oral proceedings including a mock hearing


Introduction to oppositions

  • Parties, representation, languages, composition of opposition divisions

Filing and admissibility of oppositions

  • Time limits, notices of opposition, admissibility, sufficient/insufficient substantiation, transfer of oppositions

Substantive examination of oppositions

  • Extent and grounds of opposition, late submissions, communications, amendments, effect of withdrawal of oppositions

Introduction to appeals

  • The Boards of Appeal and Enlarged Board, nature of appeals, parties to appeals, the rule against reformation in peius

Filing, admissibility and examination of appeals

  • Time limits, written submissions, rules of procedure, new grounds of opposition, evidence and requests on appeal

Admissible evidence, written and oral evidence, evaluation of evidence, standard of proof, burden of proof Petitions for review

  • Grounds for petitions to the Enlarged Board for review of appeal decisions, review procedure, emerging case law

Oral proceedings

  • Requests for and summons to oral proceedings, procedure


Leythem Wall

Chartered UK Patent Attorney/European Patent Attorney


Theodora Karamanli

Boards of Appeal

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