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 Stengaard

BioPorto investor from way back when... I've invested in BioPorto ever since they made their debut on the danish stock exchange, it been a looooong journey with many obstacles. But well worth it all if Bioporto maintains their patent after the proceedings in 2014, and enters into agreements with Global Distributors in 2012 and 2013 If not, then it'll take another xx.years 🙂

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