Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications 2018 (London, United Kingdom - November 14, 2018) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

September 20, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 20, 2018--The “Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications 2018” conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Many patent applications and patents are lost before the EPO Boards of Appeal due to incorrect original drafting. Added subject matter is a recurrent problem: Amendments made during grant procedure, to take account or new prior art, amount to added subject-matter, often fatal in opposition procedure before the EPO, and national courts.

Sufficiency of disclosure can also be a problem, as if initial disclosure is insufficient, amending it can amount to adding subject-matter.

The purpose of the seminar is to identify the problems of added subject-matter and sufficiency of disclosure, and show how they can be easily avoided by careful drafting.

Key Topics Covered

Article 123 (2) - added subject matter Avoiding problems with amendments Article 83 - sufficiency of disclosure

Who Should Attend:

Qualified European patent attorneys Patent attorneys in private practice Corporate patent attorneys and lawyers People working or training in intellectual property US attorneys working in Europe Trainee patent attorneys EQE Candidates

Course Programme

How to identify and deal effectively with added subject matter at the EPO - Article 123(2)

Documents of reference for the application of Art 123(2) Decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal Tools available in order to assess added subject-matter Main criterion directly and unambiguously derivable Examples of amendments not allowable under Art 123(2) Examples of amendments allowable under Art 123(2) Added subject-matter and clarity Other not allowable cases of adding subject-matter Broadening of features or intermediate generalisation Revision of the stated technical problem Prior art disclosed in the application/patent Divisional applications Correction of errors Added subject-matter and extension of protection

Practical workshop: Exercises to exemplify the concepts learnt

The importance of sufficiency of disclosure - Article 83

Enabling disclosure Objections concerning essential features The interplay between Art 83, Art 84 and Art 56 Sufficiency when overcoming a prejudice Fundamental and partial insufficiency Sufficiency and Rule 56 Consequences of a lack of sufficiency at search stage Sufficiency vs. Clarity Sufficiency vs. added subject-matter Disclaimers and sufficiency

Practical workshop: Exercises to exemplify the concepts learnt

Latest case law and its implications for your EPO patent applications

General case law on sufficiency Case law on sufficiency in biotechnology

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