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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

A fresh look at procedural aspects of appeal proceedings

Hybrid event: 10.05.2022

Starts: 10.05.2022 9:00hrs
Ends: 10.05.2022 17:00hrs


Hybrid event


By registering for this seminar in hybrid format, you will have the opportunity to experience our epi expert Cees Mulder in The Hague onsite. Our expert from the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office, Michele Maremonti, will present online.

The seminar "A fresh look at procedural aspects of appeal proceedings"
provides an intensive and practical overview of the law, the jurisprudence and their relevance to you in proceedings before the boards of appeal of the European Patent Office.

A focus of the new seminar will be the new Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal, which entered into force on 1 January 2020, and their significance for opposition and appeal proceedings.

The speakers will guide you through various aspects of the proceedings, including a discussion of the landmark decisions of the boards of appeal and the Enlarged Board of Appeal, which every patent attorney should have in mind at the outset of, and during appeal proceedings. Important tactical and strategic considerations, such as how to draft written submissions in appeal and how to act during oral proceedings before the boards of appeal, will also be addressed.

Content Summary

  • Admissibility of the appeal
  • How to draft written submissions in appeal
  • Admittance of new appeal submissions (including a general discussion of the new Rules of Procedure and an in-depth presentation of the case law developed under these provisions including, for example, the new "admissibly-raised criterion", the admittance of new arguments and implications for opposition proceedings)
  • Oral proceedings in appeal
  • Acceleration of appeal proceedings
  • Reformatio in peius
  • Remittal to the first instance
  • Petition for review
  • Reimbursement of the appeal fee

Please register here for your
Participation on-site (at The Hague Conference Centre New Babylon)
Participation online (fuly booked)

Target group

The seminar is intended for patent attorneys, heads and members of patent and legal departments and attorneys at law.

Level of expertise
Intermediate level

Cornelis A.M. Mulder (epi)
Michele Maremonti (EPO)

Working language

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In the case that the minimum number of participants is not reached or the Hybrid Event has to be cancelled for other reasons, we will inform the participants immediately and refund any fees already paid.


For further information, please contact Barbara Riffert ([email protected]).

Online registration is disabled for this event. Please contact us for further information.