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Pick up the phone and call the patent examiner!

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It was great discussing with an EPO examiner live on stage at yesterday’s BARDEHLE IP Academy. The topic was “patent prosecution best practises from the point of view of a patent attorney and patent examiner”.

One of my key takeaways:

We are all human (yes, both patent attorneys and examiners) and everybody basically just wants to make a good job. Pick up the phone more often and talk through the issues with the examiner. Many times this helps resolve issues more quickly and will lead to a streamlined procedure.

If you are interested in the whole lecture, you can watch the video recording here (in German; will be online for two weeks): BARDEHLE PAGENBERG IP Academy

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Bastian Best

I'm a European patent attorney specializing in software patents and a partner in one of the most renowned IP only firms in Europe.

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