The opposition before the French patent office : starting shot !
Written by Daniel van Herck :: [Monday, 27 April 2020 08:32]
Created Monday, 27 April 2020 Hits 227 views
in April was the launch of the opposition procedure before the French Patent Office (“Institut National de la Propriété Intellectuelle” or “INPI”). This procedure is a new way to challenge the validity of a French patent, alongside the claim for invalidity. Opposition may be filed against any French patent which mention of grant has been published in the Official Bulletin of Industrial Property as of 1st April 2020. On the face of it, this "French-style" opposition procedure seems relatively similar to that of the EPO.