Boards of appeal and key decisions 2016
Event for patent attorneys, judges and national patent office staff with a minimum of three to four years' experience in the field of patents
23-24 November 2016
European Patent Office, Munich
Now in its fifth year, the "Boards of appeal and key decisions" conference gives a unique insight into the EPO's case law practice. More than 1000 participants have already made use of the opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and define their position on specific issues.
This year's conference, which will feature chairmen of the boards of appeal as well as legally and technically qualified members, will focus on topics such as article 123(2), partial priority, and the problem-solution approach.
The programme includes sessions on procedural matters, as well as mock trial proceedings before a board of appeal.
Patent practitioners (patent attorneys, attorneys at law, lawyers), judges, staff of the NPOs of the EPO member states and non-member states, PATLIB centres