1 December 2012Jurisdiction reportsAnnelise Holme

Oppositions directed to a part of a patent

Opposition to a European patent is a relatively cheap and quick way to clear the path to market in the face of invalid or dubious patent rights, and is an opportunity to revoke a European patent centrally. It has finality, in that a decision appealed to the EPO Boards of Appeal under normal circumstances cannot be appealed further.

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