Comments Solicited

IPLAC’s delegates to the US Bar – EPO Liaison Committee, Elias Soupos and Joe Shipley, have been asked to solicit input from IPLAC members  for an upcoming meeting with the president and other managing officials of the EPO on the below topics.  Thank you for your participation in this survey.

Please provide your input on these first three topics, or any others that you would like to address. We would like to provide as much input as possible from our members and others in the Chicago IP community. The meeting is scheduled for November 19, so prompt responses will be appreciated.

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* 1. The use of video conference/teleconference in USPTO oral proceedings (PTAB) and the use at the EPO – discuss good/bad experiences

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* 2. Subject Matter Eligibility – plants, software, biologics

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* 3. Quality – As stakeholders in EPO processes, bring frank, honest opinions regarding any sub-optimal processes

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* 4. Please provide any other comments or other topics that the IPLAC liaisons should raise at the meeting with the EPO.

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* 5. Please input your name and/or contact info.  Thank you.

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