Programme

Please note that the time zone for the programme is GMT+1.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Moderator: Frédéric Bostedt, head, Legal Research Service of the Boards of Appeal

Session I

10.00 hrs Highlights of Board of Appeal Case Law: comments on selected decisions
Yvonne Podbielski, legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal
10.45 hrs  Q&A (questions submitted via chat)
11.00 hrs Novelty - ranges and multiple selections
Marcus Müller
, chairman of Technical Board of Appeal 3.3.02
11.45 hrs
Q&A (questions submitted via chat)
12.00 hrs
End of session I
Session II
14.00 hrs
AI and computer implemented inventions
Annika Wahrenberg, technically qualified member of the Boards of Appeal
14.45 hrs
Q&A (questions submitted via chat) 
15.00 hrs
Enlarged Board of Appeal opinion: G3/19
Ingo Beckedorf, chairman of Technical Board of Appeal 3.2.07
15.45 hrs
Q&A (questions submitted via chat)
16.00 hrs
End of session II 

Moderator and speakers

Frédéric BostedtFrédéric Bostedt, DE and FR, Dr. jur., LL.M. (Vic), Master 2 (Strasbourg).  Joined the Legal Research Service of the Boards of Appeal in 2010 and has been its Head since 2017. Responsible for the publication "Case Law".



Yvonne PodbielskiYvonne Podbielski, DE, Legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal. Qualified as a solicitor (EN/Wales) after obtaining a PhD degree from Cambridge University. Worked for several years as a commercial litigator in London before joining the Legal Research Service of the Boards of Appeal in 2004. Head of that department from 2008-2016. Joined the Boards of Appeal in 2017. Contributes to "Singer/Stauder: Europäisches Patentübereinkommen".

Marcus MüllerMarcus Müller, DE, Boards of Appeal, EPO Munich. Chairman of Technical Board of Appeal (Chemistry), Member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal and Member of the RPBA drafting group. Co-lecturer in the "Opposition and Appeal" seminar series, co-author of "Proceedings Before The European Patent Office - A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal". Before joining the Boards of Appeal, worked as an examiner and member of the examination committee for Paper C of the European qualifying examination. Prior to the EPO, worked in the patent department of Akzo Nobel, the Netherlands and qualified as a European patent attorney.

Annika WahrenbergAnnika Wahrenberg, SE. M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications (KTH, Stockholm). LLB (Hons)(OU). Joined the EPO as a patent examiner in 2003. Technically qualified member of Board of Appeal 3.5.01 since 2017.



Ingo BeckedorfIngo Beckedorf, Dr. jur., M.L.E., German, Chairman of Technical Board of Appeal 3.2.07 (Mechanics), deputy Chairman of the Enlarged Board of Appeal. German state diplomas in law, master and doctorate in European law (Hannover and Bristol). Joined the boards of appeal in 2007. Appointed as chairman in 2017. Former judge at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court, Hamburg. Published books and articles on EU, competition law and patent law.


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