Priority Entitlement in Europe: Best Practice following Enlarged Board of Appeal Decision G 1/22 + G 2/22
The recent Enlarged Board of Appeal decisions G1/22 and G2/22 on priority entitlement provide a good opportunity to review this complex issue.
Join us for a review of priority entitlement at the EPO. We will cover:
• An outline of G1/22 and G2/22 and consideration of what that means for assessing whether a new applicant is a “successor in title” of the applicant for the priority application.
• Considerations of circumstances where EPO tribunals might still query the transfer of the right to claim priority despite the welcome liberalisation brought by G1/22 and G2/22.
• Reminder of how the EPO assesses the subject matter disclosed in the priority application, and tips on best practice for claiming priority at the EPO.