In European patent oppositions, the term “straw person”, is used to describe a person, natural or legal, who files an opposition against a patent on behalf of a third party, with the third party, the real opponent, remaining anonymous throughout the proceedings.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees, Episode 14: patent disputes and the challenges presented by the latest EPO guidance change
Join us for the first episode in season two of The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard
At the EPO, Oral Proceedings may be the final opportunity for a party to present submissions before an adverse decision is announced
A year on, and there is no sign of reduced remittal in opposition appeal proceedings.
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The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees Episode two: The impact of COVID-19 disruption on oral proceedings at the EPO, both oppositions and examinations
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