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Patent Oppositions and Appeals

Our experience before the European Patent Office extends far beyond the basic processes required to file and prosecute your patent applications.

J A Kemp is renowned and respected as one of the leading opposition practices in Europe. We attend over 100 hearings at the European Patent Office in Munich and The Hague each year.

You may find that your patent is challenged by another party, or that you yourself need to oppose a competitor's patent, possibly joining forces with other parties to do so. We are involved in many multi-party opposition cases, either attacking or defending a patent.

Decisions of the Opposition Division are frequently subject to appeal. You may also sometimes find that your application is initially rejected by the European Patent Office and you need to go through the appeal process at that stage.

We have extensive experience and expertise in handling cases before the Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal at the European Patent Office. Our attorneys regularly attend oral proceedings at the European Patent Office, with support provided for hearings in Munich from our Munich office.