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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Infringement by Equivalence in Major EPC Jurisdictions - CH, DE, GB, NL, SE: Seminar + Livestream

Eindhoven (NL): 04.06.2024

Starts: 04.06.2024 9:00hrs
Ends: 04.06.2024 17:00hrs


Igluu Eindhoven
Lichttoren 32
5611 BJ Eindhoven


The exact location will be announced soon.

Although EPC 2000 upgraded "equivalents" to the dignity of the Protocol on Interpretation of Article 69 EPC, infringement by equivalence is a nightmare for patent attorneys, when providing an infringement opinion relating to several European jurisdictions.

This one day seminar is mainly addressed to experienced or intermediate level patent attorneys and aims at providing insight on the assessment of infringement by equivalence in some major European jurisdictions. 

Our speakers will present relevant case law available in CH, DE, GB, NL and SE, both in the mechanical and chemical field. A practical case relating to a simple mechanical patent will then be submitted to the audience and infringement by equivalence will be discussed by our experienced speakers for a number of allegedly infringing products.

Extensive interaction with the audience is expected and welcome for the on-site session.


Please note that this event contains two registrations (on-site and live stream) and will run separately via the links provided below.
Please register here for participation on-site.

Please register here for participating via livestream.

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

Application and use of personal data

Please do not use capital letters when filling the online registration form. Please indicate only personal email addresses.

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After the event we will send you a link for a feedback survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary. The data processing in the survey is anonymous. If you do not wish to receive the link, you can object to the data processing in advance. To do so, please contact [email protected].

Working language

  • English


For further information, please contact Noreen Osterlehner ([email protected]).

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