In order to deal efficiently with clarity issues it is important to understand how EPO examiners see clarity and where the main focus of their clarity analysis lies. This webinar aims to give the examiner’s perspective on clarity issues, in order to help you to solve them in a way that makes for an efficient examination procedure.
Kris Loveniers, BE, team manager, Team Medical Diagnosis, EPO The Hague. Studied electromechanical engineering at the University of Leuven. Postgraduate degree in biomedical engineering. Worked as a research engineer at KUL and Materialise NV. Joined the EPO in 2003. Deals with patents for medical devices. Involved in developing the new classification system (CPC) for therapeutic devices. Member of the EPO Guidelines working group on computer-implemented inventions. Gives in-house training courses and teaches at the European Patent Academy. Master’s degree in political science from the University of Leiden.
Ricardo Oltra García, ES, team manager, Team Agricultural Machinery, EPO The Hague. Studied mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and physics at the UNED (National Distance Education University), also in Madrid. Worked as an engineer for Robert Bosch and John Deere in Spain. Joined the EPO in 2002. Deals with patents for agricultural machinery. Involved in coaching and assessing new patent examiners since 2005. First member in opposition cases since 2006. Involved in developing the new classification system (CPC) for his technical area. As part of the Continuous Knowledge Transfer team, gives in-house training courses to fellow examiners.