Succeed at an EPO hearing
With the right strategy, an EPO summons probably won’t result in a hearing. If it does, Peter Finnie and Peter Thorniley explain the best way to handle the three-person panel
An increasing number of EPO applicants are being summoned to oral
proceedings, and earlier in the application process than in the past.
The sudden acceleration can be unnerving. No extensions are left to
take, there's little time left, and if you don't get a favourable
decision on the appointed day, the only option left is the expense and
uncertainty of appeal. But, like most adversities, this stage of the
process is best treated as an opportunity and not a threat.
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