Art 56 EPC: Inventive Step and The Problem-Solution Approach

Short course

In Leiden (Netherlands)

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    Short course

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    Leiden (Netherlands)

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Emagister has just added to its educational catalogue the Art 56 EPC: Inventive Step and The Problem-Solution Approach short course endorsed by FORUM Institut für Management.

The 'problem-solution' approach is not officially part of the EPC, but is a criterion which has been developed by case law.
It makes hard to find a decision of the Boards of Appeal which does not rely on the problem-solution approach in order to decide upon an inventive step.

It looks easy, but when applied, it should be applied correctly. After the course, participants will know how to use the problem-solution approach most effectively.

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Course programme

- Problem-solution approach
- Identifying the nearest/closest prior art
- Does the claimed subject matter solve the objective problem?
- Deciding on inventive step
- Partial problems
- Some case-law on inventive step
- Workshop on inventive step

This course is about the handling of Art 56 EPC: How to deal with inventive step and the problem-solution approach in practice.

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Art 56 EPC: Inventive Step and The Problem-Solution Approach

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