"Guidelines2DAY" seminer organised by The European Patent Institute (epi) in cooperation with the European Patent Academy was held in Point Hotel Taksim-İstanbul on the date of December 17, 2012 and Patent Attorney Canan Öztürker from Patent Department, on behalf of Deriş Patents&Trademarks Agency attended the seminar. An overview of the changes and the impact they may have on a patent practitioner’s daily work were handled in the seminar and two representatives, Heli Pihlajamaa from Patent Law EPO and John Beatty Cees from Procedures Management EPO gave presentations on a variety of subjects; in addition one speaker, European Patent Attorney Cees Mulder on behalf of epi interrupted the presentations and asked questions to stimulate discussions while highlighting the profession's view.

The programme of the seminar included the following subjects:

– Overview of the changes to the Guidelines 2012
– Changes with respect to Rule 141 and Rule 70b EPC
– Handling of divisional applications
– Internet disclosures as prior art
– Step by step near grant 
– Observations with respect to oral proceedings and the right to be heard
– Essential features, clarity and the interplay of Art. 83 and 84 EPC
– Interlocutory review procedure
– Disclaimers in European patent applications
– Handling of auxiliary requests

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