Guidelines 2019: Updates relevant for formalities procedures


Starts: 19.11.2019 at 14:00
Ends: 19.11.2019 at 15:00


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In this webinar you will receive an update on the new Guidelines 2019. It will provide an overview of the main changes to the Guidelines and their impact on formalities procedures.

The topics which will be discussed comprise e.g.

The presenters will also address other updates to the Guidelines for Examination in the EPO which may affect the day-to-day work of a patent practitioner.

The speakers are a legal expert from directorate Patent Law and an administrator from directorate Patent Procedures Management from the EPO.

The session will be recorded and uploaded in the EPO’s e-learning centre later on.

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Patent attorney support staff

Patent attorneys

IP lawyers

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Participation in this webinar is free of charge.

We kindly ask you to cancel your registration in case you won't be able to join the session. This will allow us to allocate your place to other registered participants who are currently on the waiting list. Thank you.


Technical requirements
For virtual classrooms (VC), the EPO uses Cisco WebEx, so initially some WebEx software will be installed on your computer. If this is not allowed due to different settings, you can also run a temporary application. For more information please see the "VC guidelines for participants" under "Downloads". In order to make full use of the VC session, we recommend to use headsets.

Venue details

The webinar is scheduled on 19 November 2019 at 14.00 h CET (GMT +01:00).


European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich
Tel. +49 89 2399 5454__

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