Inventive Step in Europe including the problem-solution approach

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While the Australian Government has accepted the recent Productivity Commission’s recommendation to raise the threshold for inventive step to more closely mirror that of the European Patent Office, the Government has also decided to undertake further analysis and consultation with stakeholders before amending the inventive step requirements.

This seminar discusses the European Patent Office’s approach to the assessment of inventive step, with a particular focus on the mechanics of the problem-solution approach, and referencing the applicable EPO Boards of Appeal case law.

The duration of the seminar will be approximately 1 hour.


Wednesday 9 October 2019

12:15pm for a 12:30pm start (Melbourne and Sydney)
11:45am for a 12:00pm start (Adelaide)


Melbourne office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 16, 333 Collins Street

Sydney office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 19, 133 Castlereagh Street

Adelaide office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 5/75 Hindmarsh Square

RSVP by Thursday 3 October 2019

A light lunch will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements.


Please email if you wish to attend.