In this three-part webinar series on Added Matter with epi expert Andrew Hards, the respective webinars focus on the following areas: two-lists principle, ranges and intermediate generalisation. In this course room, you can watch recordings and download the presentations of these three 1-hour events



In this webinar, it was discussed why it might be beneficial to validate EP patents in Cambodia. The event covered procedural aspects as well as economic considerations. Further, the speakers also advised how to enforce validated EP patents in Cambodia. This webinar has been organized by epi and supported by IPAC (Intellectual Property Association of Cambodia). 

The hybrid seminar "A fresh look at procedural aspects of appeal proceedings" provided an intensive and practical overview of the law, the jurisprudence and their relevance to you in proceedings before the boards of appeal of the European Patent Office.

Knowledge of how to handle potential conflicts of interest is essential to the work of any European Patent Attorney. The aim of this webinar was to help short-cutting the lengthy process of experiential learning by examining, in a live Q&A session between two highly experienced patent attorneys dealing with a number of case studies of relevance to conflict situations.

In 2021, we pass 30 years from the signature of the act revising Article 63 EPC which was the pre-condition to introduce SPCs for medicines and later for plant protection agents. Although the revision did not officially enter into force until 1997, the SPC system was created and broadly applied in Europe from 1993.  

In this webinar we discussed how innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning can be protected with IP rights, in particular patents. We covered the basics of patenting computer-implemented inventions at the European Patent Office and the application of the legal framework to AI/ML-related inventions.  Further topics were sufficiency of disclosure and whether AI has an impact on the future understanding of the person skilled in the art.

In this one-hour webinar Tim Powell, who is qualified both in English law and as a European Patent Attorney, explained some of the historical principles of privilege. The presentation then moves to some international comparisons and a  commentary on EPC Rule 153, with the aim of placing privilege as may be encountered by European Patent Attorneys in the relevant legal context.

This webinar is about how to set up and execute a licensing program. Main topics are how to find a licensing project and how to make a business plan for execution of such a project. The business plan includes a licensing policy, remuneration, negotiations, pressure means, the licensing contract and the collection of remuneration. Finally, a number of caveats are presented.

A major change in the new Rules of Procedure is the approach to be taken by the Boards when deciding on the admittance of late-filings. In the pre-council webinar Marcus Müller, Chairman of Board 3.3.02, and patent attorney David Molnia share their views on case law that has been developed on this issue as well as the impact  the Rules of Procedure have on the practice of a practitioner.

"IP Commercialisation" is a series of three webinars giving an overview of the most relevant aspects of the strategic and commercial side of managing Intellectual Property (IP) rights. In this course room, which is accessible for all epi members and epi students, you can watch recordings and download the presentations of the three webinars held in the framework of the series.

"Collaboration with overseas patent colleagues" is a series of webinars, in which speakers highlight the major differences between the foreign and the European practice, the major communication problems and they provide you with advice how to best contact and work with foreign patent professionals from countries like China, India, the USA and South American Countries. 

"Case Law Online" was a series of webinars giving an overview of relevant key decisions and recent developments in the EPO's Boards of Appeal (BoA) case law. In this course room, which is accessible for all epi members and epi students, you can watch recordings and download the presentations of the four webinars on plausibility, priority, clarity and disclaimers.

In this course room, you have the opportunity to watch the recordings of the two 2020 epi webinars on novelty: Novelty and the skilled person (Bart van Wezenbeek, 2 December 2020) and  Novelty of purity ranges and sub-ranges (Derk Visser, 9 December 2020).