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Should I Oppose the Patent?

Traditionally, the legal field is not known for advising its clients with data-driven insights. As most of you are surely aware of by now, here at ipQuants we want to change this traditional approach. Our focus is especially directed to all activities before the European Patent Office (EPO). Something as simple as providing clients with […]

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How Many Official Communications does your Examiner usually Issue?

Ever wondered how many Official Communications you can risk before the EPO Primary Examiner had “enough”? A common answer you will get is “two to four”, unless you get the equally common answer “it depends” from your EP Agent. We can all agree that neither answer is particularly helpful. Before we dig into the data, […]

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EPO Appeal Insights

EPO Appeal Boards are not easy to convince. This is especially true if you have an appeal pending before any of the Electricity Appeal Boards 3.5, which usually review software related matters. We have previously reported on the track record of the 3.5 Boards in general. This time, we want to quickly highlight some success […]

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Tailored Case Law Insights

A frequent situation EP patent attorneys encounter is how to best substantiate their legal arguments when preparing an appeal submission. Whenever possible, it is preferred to cite well-known case law decisions or a particular passage of the latest edition of the Case Law of the Boards of Appeal publication in support of the submitted arguments. […]

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Chairperson Insights

EPO Chairperson Insights In a series of articles, we will explore how data-driven legal research can be applied to improve client outcomes. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and sign-up to our newsletter. What if you could link your EPO case law research activities to the actual Chairperson responsible for your appeal case and not just […]

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Don’t Repeat losing Appeal Arguments

In a series of articles, we will explore how data-driven legal research can be applied to improve client outcomes. In this article, we will focus on how to identify appellant arguments that were previously unsuccessful. In particular, wouldn’t it be great to check if a previous appellant raised the same or similar arguments that you […]

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