Proceedings before the European Patent Office: A practical guide to success in opposition and appeal

M.O. Müller, C.A.M. Mulder

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The book Proceedings Before the European Patent Office: A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal provides a better understanding of how opposition divisions and boards of appeal approach the cases before them. The book discusses such topical issues regarding how to:
- draft and prosecute patent applications to avoid problems later on opposition and appeal
- properly attack or defend a patent
- react if the patent is amended
- argue in case of late filings
- act in oral proceedings.

The Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal are also discussed including their influence on opposition proceedings. This insightful book focusses on the practical aspects of the proceedings and contains numerous ‘practical advice’ sections and ‘example cases’.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham Glos - UK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages196
ISBN (Print)978-17-8471-009-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Publication series

SeriesElgar Practial Guides

JEL classifications

  • o34 - Intellectual Property Rights

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