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Author Müller, Marcus O.

Title Proceedings before the European Patent Office : a practical guide to success in opposition and appeal / Marcus O. Müller and Cees A.M. Mulder
Published Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd., 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 174 pages) : illustrations
Series Elgar practical guides
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Drafting and prosecution stage -- 3. Opposition stage -- 4. Appeal stage -- inter partes appeals -- 5. Appeal stage -- ex parte appeals -- 6. Further issues -- 7. Conclusion
Summary Proceedings Before the European Patent Office: A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal provides a better understanding of how opposition divisions and boards of appeal approach the cases before them. The book discusses such topical issues regarding how to: draft and prosecute patent applications to avoid problems later on in opposition and appeal, properly attack or defend a patent, react if the patent is amended, argue in case of late filings, act in oral proceedings. The Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal are also discussed including their influence on opposition proceedings. This insightful book focuses on the practical aspects of the proceedings and contains numerous 'practical advice' sections and 'example cases'. Experienced practitioners will find that the detailed case law citation adds depth to their knowledge. The practical advice and the illustrations from case law provide patent lawyers and patent attorneys with invaluable guidance on specific procedural and substantive questions, as well as on how to act properly in opposition and appeal proceedings. Proceedings Before the European Patent Office: A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal is an indispensable tool in the armoury of all patent practitioners
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title screen (viewed February 13, 2015)
Subject European Patent Office.
Patent laws and legislation -- Europe.
Patents (International law)
Form Electronic book
Author Mulder, Cees A. M
Edward Elgar Publishing.
ISBN 1784710105 (electronic bk.)
9781784710101 (electronic bk.)