Friday, October 14, 2016

Presentation on "The Strategic Use of Patents" at the EPO in Munich

On 20th October 2016, one of our patent attorneys, Pete Pollard, will give a presentation on The Strategic Use of Patents to 60-80 patent examiners from the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich.
By covering what users of the EPC and PCT patent systems want to accomplish and how they view a granted patent, Pete will try to explain the "strange" behavior frequently witnessed by examiners in their dealings with applicants.
We are always happy to do this - engaging with examiners whenever possible improves mutual understanding, and promotes co-operation when handling future patent cases.

DeltaPatents succesfully defends FEI's patent in opposition & appeal - T1123/10

Congratulations to our Opposition and Appeal section for successfully maintaining FEI's European patent EP1394834 following lengthy opposition and appeal proceedings.
The patent was granted in 2007 for a very gentle method of milling a biological sample using sublimation. An opposition was filed later the same year at the European Patent Office (EPO), requesting a complete revocation.
After 3 years, the Opposition Division agreed that the patent was valid. However, the opponent filed appeal T1123/10.
After an oral hearing in July 2016, the Board of Appeal confirmed that the decision was correct and the patent was maintained as granted.
FEI was represented in the written and oral proceedings by Pete Pollard, who has many years of experience in both oppositions and appeals. The other members of our Opposition and Appeal section are Sander van Rijnswou, Tanja la Cour Hoekstra, Karel Riem, Roel van Woudenberg and Jelle Hoekstra. Some of them are also tutors helping EQE candidates pass the C (Opposition) and D (Legal) papers.
P.S. The EPO is currently taking steps to speed up the opposition process to avoid such long delays in the future.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

DeltaPatents at the Dutch RF Conference

As sponsor of the Dutch RF Conference, we would like to welcome you on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen.

The target audience of this event consists of Belgian and Dutch high tech professionals and companies involved in high-end RF development and RF applications, see also

Please contact us if you are interested in a reduction of the registration fee. Send an email to: