Patent infringement and guidelines for EPO examination

In times of globalization, open innovation and international R&D co-operation on one hand and increasing number of trade conflicts between USA, China and Europe on the other hand patents or other intellectual property rights become more and more important for companies to protect their innovations and their business and to strengthen their competitiveness worldwide.

In this webinar we will have a closer look at the enforcement of patents in general and major changes in the way the European Patent Office is examining patent applications and handling appeals against its decisions. 

Preparing and conducting patent infringement proceedings - Strategy and liability risks:

Our partner Dr. Marc Grunwald, LL.M. will talk about the opportunities and risks of a cease-and-desist letter, the chances of starting infringement proceedings by an EU licensee of a non-EU patentee, correlation between preliminary injunction proceedings and proceedings on the merits, enforcement and enforcement damages, inspection proceedings and possible liability risks, and much more.  

At a glance: Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal 2020 and recent changes in the Guidelines for Examination of the EPO 

Our partner Dr. Sebastian Höpfner will provide an overview over the new Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal and provide guidance on best practice and on avoiding possible pitfalls. In the second part of the presentation the recent changes in the Guidelines for Examination of the EPO will be covered, including tips for conducting hearings by videoconference.


  • Do's and the dont's when preparing and conducting an IP infringement law suit
  • EPO's new rules of procedure for its Boards of Appeal - what are the major changes?
  • EPO's new examination guidelines - what are the major changes?

We are looking forward to welcoming you in our virtual room

To register please send an email to Carine Ternest ([email protected]). 


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