What are the necessary steps for obtaining a Notice of Allowance at the European Patent Office (EPO)? How can applicants avoid rejections and unnecessary delays, thereby streamlining the process of obtaining a patent grant from the EPO?
In this webinar, we will discuss the best practices for drafting a strong patent application to ensure accurate descriptions of claims sufficient to meet EPO standards. We will also discuss the art of avoiding unnecessary office actions and rejections.
Join Gene Quinn, President, and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, as well as European Patent Attorney and Partner with Potter Clarkson, Colin Baker, and European Patent and Trademark Attorney, Dr. Rolf Claessen, on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion on how to get your patent approved at the EPO.
Among other things, we will discuss:
- The importance of the original priority filing and how best to describe inventions for the creation of a worldwide portfolio;
- Ensuring language carries the required precision when filing to satisfy the multiple foreign jurisdictions where you will seek protection.
- The stricter rules for amendments in Europe as compared to the United States.
- Mechanisms to accelerate examination in order to proceed most efficiently, including using the Patent Prosecution Highway, a PACE request, and accelerated examination.