OD and OP… On this site – as most sites for afficionados /connoisseurs abbreviations are used frequently. For the trained skilled reader of these pages they makes sense, but for someone just browsing – that might not be he case… Recently  we’ve been introduced to two new ones  –

OD  =  Opposition Division within EPO (European Patent Organsation) … The Opposition Division is an integrated part of EPO and handles complaints about patents issued.


OP = Oral proceedings,

A hearing that is used as the final conclusive presentation of new (or old) arguments – that can be used to change/uphold the verdict of the issued patent.

Statistically 1/3 of all patents are revoked (sent back to EPO for renewed scrutiny) 1/3 is maintained in amended form (normally minor changes or limitations) og 1/3 af maintained unchanged


About Karl M. Bidstrup

Tidligere ejer af Medicoinvestor.com Strategien har gennem mange år været at profitere på etablerede aktier, og brænde det hele af på Bioporto... Sad but true. Kontakt mig på medicoinvestor(A)gmail.com hvis du har en million du ikke ved hvor du skal gemme, så skal jeg nok holde den for dig. :-)

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