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Patent Protection for Computer-Implemented Inventions in Europe
October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Moffat & Co, in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the European Patent Office, invites you to a lecture on European Patent Practice, by two patent examiners.
Europe is a very large market that should never be overlooked by patentees and innovators. However, its patent system has some important differences with its Canadian counterpart. Please join us as we host Falk Giemsa and Cristina Margarido, two European patent examiners, as they share their knowledge of the European patent system, with a particular emphasis on computer-implemented inventions.
Falk Giemsa joined the European Patent Office in 2002 where he works as patent examiner and senior expert in the field of computer implemented inventions (CII), methods for doing business (IPC G06Q) and training systems (IPC G09B). In addition, he has been active as trainer for CII and IPR matters, coach for examiners and coauthor of patent-related publications. Before joining the EPO, Falk worked as researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication Systems. He is Luxembourger and holds a degree as computer scientist combined with business studies from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.
Cristina Margarido has a degree in electro-technical and computer engineering, and a post-graduate degree in quantitative methods in management, both from the University of Porto. Since 2002 she has been working as a patent examiner at the European Patent Office in Munich, in the areas of electronic commerce, payment systems and educational appliances. She has vast experience in Oral Proceedings in examination. She is classification documentalist in G06Q10 (administration, management). She has particular expertise in the controversial area of non-patentable matter and the technical/non-technical assessment of computer implemented inventions. She has passed the European qualifying examination.