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The  EPO’s Board of Appeal and Key decision organizing conference for Patent practitioners (patent attorneys, attorneys at law, lawyers), judges, staff of the NPOs of the EPO member          (minimum of four years experience in the field of patents) and non-member states at European Patent Office, Munich on 22-23 November 2017.

The conference provides a unique awareness of EPO’s case law practice. In the past, more than 1200 participants have already made use of the opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and define their position on specific issues.

The conference will focus on topics such as the right to be heard, new developments in procedural and substantive matters, and priority. It includes mock trial proceedings before a board of appeal as well.

The Author is a Patent Specialist from MR Technollect Solutions (www.MRTechnollect.com)