This module covers both the technical and legal aspects of raising opposition to (applications) for registration of patents before the European Patent Office. Taught by: Dr. Cees Mulder (UM)
At the end of this course, the student, based on the knowledge obtained in earlier modules (in particular in relation to novelty and inventive step) is conversant with issues such as claim construction and substantive aspects of opposition. The student has knowledge concerning the procedural aspects of the opposition procedure as well as the substantive aspects of opposition including issues such as priority problems, prior use, interpretation of prior art from the perspective of the opponent. The student knows how to attack claims of a granted European patent by using claim construction and formulating reasoned attacks under novelty and inventive step.