Engineering and Designs practice group partner James Short, and Chemical and Materials practice group partner Rohan Setna have contributed to the recently published Patent Litigation Law Review – Edition 4.

Their chapter, entitled “Oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office”, discusses the European Patent Office's streamlined opposition procedure and the general trend of the practice of the Boards of Appeal in respect of opposition cases in the light of the updated Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal.

The full chapter and the rest of the book can be accessed here.

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