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10/19/15 • EPO Biotech Examiners Forum

10/19/15 • EPO Biotech Examiners Forum

Date: October 19, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Lecture Hall 2-01B inside Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Price: $0.00

Registration requested for attendance. (Registration link provided below)



The Fordham IP Institute, in conjunction with the European Patent Office, will host a panel of EPO examiners to discuss recent developments in the biotech patent industry.


Reception with refreshments to follow.


Moderator: John Richards, Ladas & Parry LLP


1) Klaus-Peter Döpfer, PhD, Director, EPO
Recent Procedural Changes and New Initiatives at the EPO


2) Laurent Deleu, PhD, Examiner, EPO
Inventive Step in Biotechnology, Examination Practice at the EPO


3) Virginie Merckling-Ruiz, PhD, Examiner, EPO
Medical Use Claims under the EPC


4) Wolfram Meyer, PhD, Examiner, EPO
Patentability of “antibodies” under the EPC


5) Klaus-Peter Döpfer, PhD, Director, EPO
Early Certainty from Search etc. – A Way to Better Serve the Interests of Applicants and the Public


Ying Li Ph.D., Ropes & Gray LLP
Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D., Vedder Price



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