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Sponsored by InspicosThe European Patent Office (EPO)’s requirement for the description of a patent to confirm the claims at the final stage of grant or opposition proceedings is coming under attack, as Jakob Pade Frederiksen of Inspicos explains
Sponsored by InspicosJakob Pade Frederiksen of Inspicos P/S explains the findings of a recent decision by the EPO Board of Appeal, which permits the introduction of new facts and evidence in proceedings
Sponsored by InspicosAt the beginning of 1998, the EPO began allowing oral proceedings to be held as a video conference (OJ EPO 1997, 572). Video conferencing was only available for oral proceedings held before an examining division, i.e. prior to grant of the European patent. Oral proceedings before examining divisions are more suited to video conferencing as they are usually shorter and less complex than opposition oral proceedings, they are not open to the public, and only one party is present (the patent applicant).