10 May 2021
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In this Forward: On Demand vlog, Emma Graham and Stephen Gill give us an overview of the recently published special report on EPO Opposition Trends in Engineering, Electronics and Software.

In autumn 2020, we analysed more than 8000 opposition cases filed at the European Patent Office (EPO) over the last 12 years, studying the timelines for hundreds of engineering, electronics and software oppositions. 

Watch time: 2:45 minutes.

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The EPO Opposition Trends in Engineering, Electronics and Software Special Report is out nowDOWNLOAD Learn more about engineering oppositions and if you need help with an opposition visit our services page.

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About the presenters

This vlog was co-presented by Stephen Gill and Emma Graham.

Emma works across all stages of the IP lifecycle from drafting and prosecuting patents to managing offensive and defensive opposition proceedings at the EPO. She is particularly experienced in the fields of photonics and Computer Implemented Inventions (CIIs). Emma’s opposition experience includes the management of large opposition portfolios and she regularly advises on wider IP strategies within contentious technology areas, both in terms of advising on patents that cause potential issues for her clients and also in helping her clients to build up patent portfolios that are robust against attacks from others.

Stephen is an experienced and successful patent professional with wide opposition experience. He has handled high value cases, multi-opponent cases, cases with parallel international litigation, and cases with substantial amounts of expert evidence. He is focused on obtaining the best outcomes for his clients, using his knowledge of opposition and appeal processes to provide helpful guidance and effective advocacy. His clients cover a diverse range of large, multinational and medium-sized companies in the UK, Japan and the US, as well as research institutes, universities and SMEs. He works primarily in engineering, materials and chemicals sectors, while specialising particularly in aeronautics, rail transport, power generation and medtech.

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