Opposition and invalidity (APIC)

During the training an overview is given on the requirements (like novelty, inventive step and timing) and strategy for Opposition and Invalidity searching. An in depth overview will be given on the meaning of novelty and inventive step mostly from European point of view, as defined by the EPO, and how to attack with relevant literature.



After this training attendees are able to perform an opposition and invalidity search.


This module constists of the following aspects:

  • Requirements for patenting
  • Grounds for opposition
  • Description of novelty and inventive step
  • View if Patent Offices on opposition
  • Timing and Cut-off day
  • Strategy for opposition (searching)
  • Pitfalls for searching


Fredrik Magnusson