Oral proceedings via videoconference
Starts: 16.02.2022 at 14:00
Ends: 16.02.2022 at 15:00
Since May 2020, the EPO has been conducting a pilot project on holding oral proceedings before opposition divisions by videoconference. Since September 2020, it has also been able to provide interpretation, where requested, for these oral proceedings and to conduct them with interpretation even when a greater number of participants is involved.
This free online lecture prepares attendees to participate effectively in oral proceedings by videoconference. They can learn directly from patent examiners and attorneys, who will share their experiences, provide practical tips and take part in discussions.
– oral proceedings via videoconference: a new way of working
– make yourself heard: get ready for a new level of communication
– technical aspects of successfully attending a hearing online
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Technical requirements and data protection
To attend this online event you need a computer or mobile device with a high-speed internet connection. If using a computer, you can access Zoom from your web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Chromium (Microsoft) Edge) without downloading any additional software. However, to take advantage of all Zoom features, we recommend installing the Zoom desktop client app on your computer (Windows and Mac versions available).
To join via mobile device, simply download the Zoom mobile app for your iOS or Android device from the App Store or Google Play Store.
Information on how to join the session will be sent on the day before the event.
We recommend using a headset to enhance your Zoom experience.
Please see the European Patent Office’s Data Protection Statement on processing personal data when using Zoom in virtual events, including oral proceedings by VICO here: https://www.epo.org/about-us/office/data-protection-and-privacy/zoom.html
European Patent Office
European Patent Academy
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