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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

epi seminar on "Patent eligibility in the US and Europe"

Eindhoven (NL): 20.11.2015


High Tech Campus Eindhoven
The Strip Conference Center
High Tech Campus 1
5656 AA Eindhoven
The Netherlands



This seminar is a unique seminar in which the recent developments in the USA and Europe on patent eligibility are presented. Both the business methods aspects (computer implemented inventions, software, business methods) and life sciences (genes and proteins, diagnostic methods, personalized medicines) will be covered. Key case law, and current landscape of patent eligibility will be explained and examples and strategies for your patent practice will be given.

Further, the US patent practice how to deal with these developments is put into perspective with the European patent practice.

Content, i.a.


  • Historical perspective
  • Recent case law of Supreme Court and CAFC
  • Current landscape
  • USPTO Guidelines
  • Solutions
  • Prospects for the future


  • Historical perspective
  • Recent case law of BoA and EBoA
  • Follow-up case law
  • Practices for writing an application for both US and EP


Dr Amelia Baur (USA - McNeill Baur PLLC)
Mr Timothy May (USA - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP)
Dr Derk Visser (epi)
Mr Bart van Wezenbeek (epi)

Working language


Target Group

The seminar is intended for patent practitioner/patent attorneys both in industry and private practice that need to know about patent eligibility in both USA and Europe.

Registration fee

epi member EUR 360,-
epi students EUR 180,-
non-epi member/non-epi students EUR 400,-

This fee covers training material and the catering for the whole event for one participant. The fee cannot be split and is not refundable if cancellation is requested less than 10 days before the start of the event.


Bank Transfer or Paypal
As soon as the registration is received, an invoice including all payment instructions will be issued and sent.


For futher Information, please contcat the epi Education Team: education@patentepi.com

Minimum number of participants

*If the minimum number of participants was not reached by the registration deadline, the seminar will be cancelled. In this case the epi will inform you immediately.

Registration Deadline

Registration is open until 9 November 2015.
The order of receipt by epi will determine the attendance in case of over-subscription. No registration will be made before receipt of the payment.


Programme of the epi seminar in Eindhoven on 20 November 2015

151013_Programme Seminar Eindhoven 20 November.pdf