Oppositions, appeals and access to justice at the EPO post-lockdown

Appleyard Lees partners and patent attorneys Bobby Smithson, Jennifer Delaney and Howard Read lead a discussion on potential post-lockdown changes to oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office (EPO), and how tactics for achieving desired outcomes are changing as a result.

Our speakers also discussed:

How will EPO oppositions likely be conducted post-lockdown? In-person v. ViCo | What could a hybrid system look like? | New rules of procedure at the Boards of Appeal: what has changed since they came into effect? | Effective tactics for achieving desired outcomes at the EPO | Recent EPO decisions

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