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Claus Elmeros, Partner, HØIBERG A/S to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Post-Grant Patent Opposition in Europe and the U.S. Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 08, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Claus Elmeros, Partner, HØIBERG A/S will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Post-Grant Patent Opposition in Europe and the U.S.” This event is scheduled for September 17, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Claus Elmeros

Claus Elmeros is a Partner and European Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney at HØIBERG A/S and work for clients ranging from start-up, small, and medium-sized companies to multi-national companies within mechanical technology, medical devices, manufacturing technology to control systems and software.

Claus has a M.Sc. in mechanical engineering/manufacturing from Aalborg University. Claus started in the patent profession in 1990 as a patent examiner at the European Patent Office in the Netherlands. Since 1995, Claus has advised on patents and registered design protection, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, patentability assessment, licensing, patent infringement assessments, and opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office and the Danish Patent & Trademark Office. Claus received authorization as European patent attorney in 1997 and in 2013 completed the studies in the patent litigation in Europe.

In 2010, he was appointed technical judge at the Maritime and Commercial Court and acts as court appointed technical expert in patent related legal disputes.


HØIBERG A/S is a full service patent and trademark company providing services within the fields of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), including Patents, Trademarks and Designs, Innovation Management, Technology Transfer and Business Development

HØIBERG A/S was founded in 1995 by Susanne Høiberg as a life sciences patent firm. Since its foundation, HØIBERG has undergone rapid development. In 2006 the company merged with Elmeros Patents, thereby acquiring substantial IP rights expertise within the fields of electronics and mechanics.

The company now employs about 40 highly qualified people at offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus. All of the patent attorneys at HØIBERG hold degrees from international universities and work in all fields of technology, ranging from biotechnology and medico-technology, through mechanical technologies, physics, electronics, optics and software to manufacturing technology and mechanical technologies.

HØIBERG’s clients include a wide range of national and international companies, start-up companies and researchers from the universities and hospitals.

Event Synopsis:

Under the America Invents Act (AIA), the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) received more than 2,700 petitions for inter partes review (IPR) that challenge the patentability of an issued patent. In Europe, such oppositions are long standing.

Since many inventions are protected by quite closely related patents Europe and the US, patent owners need to co-ordinate post-grant patent challenges or defenses to challenges in both jurisdictions. But, challenging the validity of a patent through the court in Europe and the US can be time consuming and expensive. Any opposition must be filed within nine months with the European Patent Office (EPO) and EPO data show that approximately two thirds of oppositions revoke or amend the opposed patent in 2013. Other issues for consideration include how and where a patent is challenged, the grounds for challenging patents, fees for each venue, discovery, amendments and litigation estoppel.

Patent counsel must be able to understand and the complex procedures of the EPO and USPTO to ensure strong protection of patent that might face such post-grant opposition in one or both jurisdictions.

In this CLE course, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will review the grounds for Post-Grant Patent Opposition in Europe and the US and discuss how they differ from those in Europe; how discovery and expert testimony affect the opposition, and strategies counsel use to optimize post-grant patent oppositions in Europe and the U.S.

Key topics include:

− America Invents Act (AIA)
− European Patent Convention (EPC)
− Post-grant Patent Oppositions
− Patent Litigation
o European Proceedings
o US Proceedings
− Primary similarities
− Primary differences
− Timelines
− Consistency Across Jurisdictions
− Post-grant Opposition Protection

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