Our Chair, Gwilym Roberts, moderated a podcast on oral proceedings by videoconference in the series produced by the EPO called ‘Talk innovation’.
In the series expert presenters and guests provide their perspective on technology trends and highlight ground-breaking inventions.
This podcast, three experienced patent attorneys provide their perspective and critically assess “Opposition by VICO” at the EPO in a lively debate.
Could this be the future of oppositions? Is a cyber patent office emerging?
If you have any questions about the topic please contact Gwilym.
Our attorneys have explored this topic further in the articles below:
Crisis is an innovation accelerator, often driving mass uptake of existing technologies and the current pandemic is no exception.
The European Patent Office has been edging towards videoconferencing (VC) hearings for several years. The advent of coronavirus drove an almost instant shift towards compulsory VC.
The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced a pilot project for holding hearings, known as oral proceedings, by videoconference before EPO Opposition Divisions.