Europe

LECTURE ON ART. 14(2) EPC (CORRECTION OF TRANSLATION)

Posted on 16/03/2017 by balder

Spain

Earlier this week BALDER partner Magnus Stiebe gave a lecture at the University of Barcelona, within the framework of the so-called “Patent Mondays“, one of the major events for continued professional education for patent professionals in Spain. The topic was the interaction between art. 14(2) EPC (allowing for the correction of the translation into the language of the proceedings of an application filed in a non-EPO language) and art. 123(3) EPC. Based on a recent (and so far successful) opposition case, Magnus showed how a somewhat sub-optimal translation (maybe the result of sub-optimal claim drafting) can lead the patentee into an unescapable trap. Something to think about! A pdf with the slides of the lecture (partly in a non-EPO language) will soon be available here.