Boards of Appeal and key decisions 2019


Conference for patent practitioners

20-21 November 2019
European Patent Office, Munich

The annual "Boards of Appeal and key decisions" conference provides a unique opportunity for patent practitioners to gain an insight into the case law and practice of the Boards. Since its inception in 2012, the event has attracted more than 1 600 participants, providing a forum for them to engage with Board members and each other on important topics relating to Board of Appeal decisions.

This year's conference will update participants on the new Rules of Procedure of the Boards. Attendees can also look forward to hearing highlights of Board of Appeal case law and participating in mock proceedings. The programme includes sessions on plausibility and the transfer of priority right, as well as a panel discussion with national judges on the subject of added matter.

Target group

Patent practitioners (patent attorneys, attorneys-at-law, in-house counsel), judges and national patent office staff with a minimum of four years' experience in the field of patents

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