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EPO case law and procedure

D Young & Co LLP



21 January 2020



Our January programme of European patent prosecution & litigation webinars will provide an update on case law and procedure from an extremely eventful year at the European Patent Office (EPO), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), and the UK courts.

Three webinars will run on the afternoon of Tuesday 21 January 2020.

Key areas of focus will be SPCs, the amended Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal, important UK patent litigation cases including Shanks v Unilvever, BDI Holding v Argent, Actavis v ICOS and Unwired Planet v Huawei plus Enlarged Board decisions G1/18, G2/19, G3/19 and G1/19. 

This programme of webinars will be of interest to in-house counsel and associates who are involved or interested in European prosecution and litigation.


The three webinars will be presented by IP specialists Garreth Duncan (European Patent Attorney), Antony Craggs (Solicitor Advocate), Bénédicte Moulin (European Patent Attorney) and Catherine Keetch (European Patent Attorney).

4.30pm: EPO case law and procedur(webinar 3 of 3)

Speakers: European Patent Attorneys Bénédicte Moulin & Catherine Keetch.

  • The amended Rules of Procedure of The Boards of Appeal (in force on 01 January 2020) key revisions and implications for practitioners and rights owners.
  • Enlarged Board Decision G1/18 (reimbursement appeal fee).
  • Enlarged Board Decision G2/19 (third party’s right to oral proceedings).
  • Enlarged Board referral G3/19 (plants produced by an essentially biological process).
  • Enlarged Board referral G1/19 (computer implemented simulations).

To register for the other two webinars in this programme please follow the links below:

Questions or suggestions?

Just email us at registrations@dyoung.com and we will be happy to answer your pre-webinar questions.


21 January 2020