The European Patent Office "Talk innovation" podcast provides current insights to the commercialization of innovations through interviews with experts, patent examiners, inventors and specialists.
Our Partner Joachim Renken participated at the #TalkInnovation together with Cyra Nargolwalla, Partner at Plasseraud IP and Gwilym Robers, Partner at Kilburn & Strode.
In a lively debate three experienced patent attorneys critically assess “Opposition by VICO” at the EPO.
Oral proceedings cannot be postponed indefinitely, despite the pandemic’s restrictions on travel and meetings. Since last summer, the EPO has been transitioning to videoconferencing (VICO) for opposition hearings, adapting its technical platforms and legal frameworks to keep the wheels of justice turning. But, what do patent attorneys think about the EPO’s VICOs services? What has gone well, and what do they suggest for improvements?