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1-Day Seminar: Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications (London, United Kingdom - November 7, 2019) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

May 3, 2019

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2019--The “Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications” conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Clarity in drafting patent applications has always been a serious issue: Complete clarity is required to distinguish the subject-matter of a claim from prior art, and an unclear claim can be interpreted to the disadvantage of the applicant or proprietor.

The problem/solution’ approach is not officially part of the EPC, but is a criterion which has been developed by case law. It is now hard to find a decision of the Boards of Appeal which does not rely on the problem/solution approach in order to decide upon inventive step. It looks easy, but when applied, it should be applied correctly. This is not just a formal matter, but a substantial issue of first importance.

The purpose of this seminar is to teach delegates the essentials of clarity, and the most effective use of the problem/solution approach, giving them an edge over other parties.

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

Agenda

Understanding the implications of clarity of claims - Article 84

  • Definition of clarity - Art 84
  • Categories and types of claims
  • Practical definition of clarity - clear means
  • Conciseness and support by description
  • Form and content of claims
  • Clarity vs. novelty
  • Structural vs. functional features

Understanding the implications of clarity of claims - Article 84 continued

  • Comprising vs. consisting
  • The interplay between Art 83, 84 and 56
  • Relative terms
  • Inventions defined by parameters
  • Definition by result to be achieved
  • Sources of difficulties with Article 84 - illustrating case law
  • Clarity of claims in opposition procedure
  • Application of G 3/14 to amended claims
  • Adaptation of the description

Practical workshop: Exercises to exemplify the concepts learnt

Inventive step and how to master the problem-solution approach - Article 56

  • Legal definition
  • State of the art
  • Obvious
  • Problem-solution approach - identifying the nearest/closest prior art
  • Formulating the objective technical problem

Inventive step and how to master the problem-solution approach - Article 56 continued

  • Does the claimed subject matter solve the objective problem?
  • Partial problems
  • Aggregation/juxtaposition
  • Mix of technical and non-technical features
  • Deciding on inventive step and positive pointers

Practical workshop: Exercises to exemplify the concepts learnt

Latest case law and its implications for defending your EPO patent applications

  • Notable decisions on inventive step

For more information about this conference visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/q4z84w

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