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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Strong patents as a basis for successful patent litigation

Cologne (DE): 13.11.2015


Hotel Dorint An der Messe Köln
Deutz-Mülheimer Straße 22-24
50679 Köln, Germany
Phone: +49 221 80190-0
Fax: +49 221 80190-800
E-Mail: Info.koeln-messe(at)dorint.com


A trilateral view on patents after grant and what strength can mean:

A judge, a lawyer and a patent attorney will discuss their different aspects in evaluating the strength of patents for enforcement, vulnerability of patents and defense against patents in a system of bifurcation. The trialogue discussion will touch upon subjects like thoughts about content, number and categories of granted claims in post-grant proceedings, protection for fundamental or incremental inventions, the consequences of amendments in the description in later proceedings, nullity actions and suspension of infringement proceedings, defensive or proactive strategies against preliminary actions.


Dr Peter Kather (Lawyer)
Dr Dirk Schulz (European Patent Attorney)
Dr Tilmann Büttner (Judge at the Düsseldorf Court)

Working language


Target Group

The seminar is intended for patent attorneys.


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

Maximum number of participants


Registration Deadline

Registration is open until 6 November 2015.
The order of receipt by epi will determine the attendance in case of over-subscription.


epi seminar Programme

Programme_Pre-seminar C79.pdf