European Patent Office Event: Wed Oct 9

European Patent Office
Prosecution Overview: Prosecuting Complex Specifications and 'Written Description' Concerns

Wednesday Oct 9

6:00 p.m. => reception
7:00 p.m. => panel
Room 80, Moot Court Room

Examiners from the European Patent Office (EPO) provide a brief, general overview of European patent prosecution, followed by a focused discussion of two topics that are of particular relevance to U.S. patent practitioners filing and prosecuting patent applications in the EPO: (i) how the EPO views and deals with complex specifications having multiple independent claims with distinct points of novelty; and (ii) how the EPO applies its substantive "written description" standards under EPC Article 123.

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