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The EPO Comes to Silicon Valley

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Schwegman Lundberg Woessner High Tech Law Institute European Patent Office

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Join the High Tech Law Institute and Schwegman Lundberg Woessner as we welcome the European Patent Office to Silicon Valley in this highly informative program discussing EPO proceedings and subject matter eligibility, and comparing them to USPTO subject matter requirements, post-Alice.

This event will qualify for 3 hours of California MCLE. Santa Clara Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.


8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am Welcome
9:15am  Overview of computer implemented inventions (CII) and their patentability requirements at the EPO, including a discussion on schemes, rules and methods for performing mental acts, playing games or doing business, and programs for computers

10:15am Overview of Presentations of Information (including GUIs) and their patentability requirements at the EPO

10:45am Break
11:00am How Oral Proceedings are conducted at the EPO.  This session will be a mock oral proceeding of an EPO case, including interactive participation from the audience.

11:30am Protection for diagnostics at the EPO and US – innovation by small, medium, and large patentees

12:00pm Differences and parallels in CII at the EPO and USPTO, post Alice

  • Dr. John Collins, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, Ltd (UK), European Patent Attorney
  • Alexandra Koseva, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, European Patent Attorney
12:30pm Q & A

This event is complimentary, but registration is required. Register online now.


September 19
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Williman Room – Benson Center
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053 United States
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    The EPO Comes to Silicon Valley

  • September 19
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Williman Room – Benson Center