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EPO – Proceedings before the European Patent Office

10 Mar 2015

EPOProceedings before the European Patent Office, a Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal, by Marcus Müller and Cees Mulder

Edward Elgar Publishing recently published its new book on proceedings before the EPO. Rudolf Teschemacher, Bardehle Pagenberg, states on the cover:

"…Proceedings before the European Patent Office: A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal keeps the promise made in its title and helps the practitioner to avoid procedural pitfalls. The authors come from different backgrounds and the book profits from their different perspectives. Two features of the Guide deserve to be highlighted. First, the emphasis on the interrelations between the different stages from drafting the application until the oral proceedings in opposition and appeal proceedings. Second, the numerous examples (from) relevant case law and the practical advice complementing the explanation of the procedural problems arising at different stages of opposition and appeal proceedings. In this way, the Guide illustrates the rules of the game before opposition divisions and boards of appeal and may help the users to avoid unpleasant and dangerous surprises. "