Wednesday, 24 July 2013

EPO Case Law Conference Looms Large

Our good friend and reader Yonko Borisov (Conference Consultant/Academy, EPO) has just told us that registration is now open for the European Patent Office's Annual case law conference - Boards of appeal and key decisions 2013". 

Says Yonko, this conference provides a unique opportunity to meet numerous chairmen along with legally and technically qualified members of the Boards of Appeal. Participants will learn about the Boards' recent key decisions on late filings, among other enticing topics. 

For the first time ever, a mock trial will be held to convey the subtleties of a hearing.

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When: 22 - 23 October 2013
Where: European Patent Office, Munich, Germany
Who: Primarily patent attorneys with a minimum of 4 years' experience

Guest speakers include the delightfully lucid Geertrui Van Overwalle from KU Leuven and Klaus Grabinski from the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof).

The language of the conference is said to be English, though it is not clear how much this will help, given that some decisions of the EPO are said to be impossible to understood in any language known to mankind ...

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