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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

"Opposition & Appeal" epi roadshow supported by the EPO

Hamburg (DE): 26.11.2019

Starts: 26.11.2019 9:00hrs
Ends: 26.11.2019 17:00hrs


The Madison Hotel
Schaarsteinweg 4
20459 Hamburg



The "Opposition and Appeal" seminar will provide you with an intensive and practical overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.

The new Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal entering into force on 1 January 2020 and their implications on the proceedings will also be dealt with in detail at the seminar.

The speakers will guide you through the various aspects of the proceedings including 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 start of and during opposition and appeal proceedings. The speakers will also discuss important tactical and strategic aspects, such as ‘how to draft a European patent application to avoid problems later in opposition and appeal’.

Content, i.a.

  • Admissibility of opposition
  • Grounds of opposition
  • Oral Proceedings in opposition
  • Admissibility of Appeal
  • Late filings during Appeal proceedings
  • Petition for Review


  • Cornelis A.M. Mulder
  • Marcus Müller

Target group

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

Working language

  • English

Registration fee

Participation fee (epi-member)
EUR 280,-
Participation fee (epi-student)
EUR 140,-
Participation fee (non epi-member)
EUR 380,-


For further information, please contact Barbara Riffert ([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.


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