Kilburn & Strode continues its long-standing relationship with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology by adding lecture content to Berkeley’s publicly available webcast library of legal content.
The full library is freely available on Berkeley’s website, here.
In the webcast, Kilburn & Strode colleagues Alex Worley, Jess Duncombe and James Snaith give a run-down on EPO patent prosecution, a year in review. In this whistle-stop-tour, we considered:
The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal Decision G2/21: the admissibility of post-filed data and the overall patentability concept of “plausibility”.
Practical updates on the EPO’s assessment of added matter as gleaned from recent case law.
EPO practice on disclaimers.
The latest news on the EPO’s description amendment practice, following recent updates to the EPO Guidelines for Examination.
Insights on the EPO’s approach to examination of computer implemented inventions and simulations.
Trends from the EPO Boards of Appeal and their strict application of the rules of procedure (e.g. when can you amend your claims during an EPO appeal).
If you have any questions on any of these topics, please contact Alex Worley, Jess Duncombe,
James Snaith, or your usual Kilburn & Strode advisor.