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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Infringement by Equivalence in Major EPC Jurisdictions

Munich (DE): 18.10.2023

Starts: 18.10.2023 9:00hrs
Ends: 18.10.2023 17:00hrs


Holiday Inn Munich – City Centre
Hochstrasse 3
81669 Munich


+++ The realization of the seminar is confirmed. +++

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 DE, FR, IT, BE and NL, 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 this session.

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/ advanced level

Application and use of personal data

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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

Registration fee

Participation fee (non epi-member)
EUR 440,-
Participation fee (epi-member)
EUR 380,-
Participation fee (epi-student)
EUR 190,-


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

Minimum number of participants

*If the minimum number of participants was not reached by the registration deadline, the event will be cancelled. In this case the epi will inform you immediately.


Event has free slots available

Registration deadline

Registration is open until 08.10.2023 The order of receipt by epi will determine the attendance in case of over-subscription.


The registration deadline for this event (08.10.2023) is over.