ON OCTOBER 17, 2019, S&E HELD AN EU IP LAW SEMINAR

On October 17, 2019, S&E held a European IP law seminar titled, “Recent patent law cases in EPO and BGH, and the recent recommendations for drafting effective patent claims and specifications”.

For this seminar, S&E invited Dr. Erik Richly, LL.M. who is a German patent attorney and European patent, trademark and design attorney and Mr. Robert Ritschel, a European patent, trademark and design attorney from the patent firm, RICHLY & RITSCHEL Patentanwälte which is located in Gladbach, Germany.  

At the seminar, Dr. Richly and Mr. Ritschel explained the description of patent applications for Europe and the key points for successful patent prosecution and enforcement in Europe. They focused on providing attendees with a detailed explanation of the matters which should be written on and excluded from applications, as well as evaluation criteria for novelty and inventive steps with concrete examples (such as decisions of the EPO). Dr. Richly and Mr. Ritschel also informed attendees on the know-how for the setup of descriptions of an application.

The seminar was held in English and Mr. Felix Einsel, our firm’s managing partner, provided an interpretation in Japanese.

S&E also had a reception after the seminar to allow participants further opportunities to communicate with Dr. Richly and Mr. Ritschel.