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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

An Evening with the Board: Computer-Implemented Inventions on Appeal at the EPO

8 October 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm
Venue: Kilburn & Strode LLP, Lacon London, 84 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8NL

​We are delighted to be hosting EPO Board 3.5.01 – the technical board of appeal responsible for examining appeals in fields of computing and computer-implemented inventions. The board will be presenting on some recent case law developments and touching on the differences between the EPO and UK approaches when examining software cases. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions from the floor.


6.30-6.40pm: Welcome and opening remarks

6.40-7.30pm: EPO Presentations

  • ”Debating the Line Between Technical and Non-Technical Matter – a Hypothetical Conversation in the Board”, Bill Chandler, Petra Schmitz, Norbert Glaser
  • ”Technical Contribution in a User Interface”, Annika Wahrenberg

7.30-8.00pm: Questions from the audience

8.00pm: Drinks reception


How to book

This event is free but prior booking is required. Register online via Eventbrite.


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