We are pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Menapace is now acting as OF COUNSEL for DTS.
Richard Menapace served at the EPO from 1985 to 2014, most recently as a Legal Member of the Boards of Appeal and the Enlarged Board of Appeal. In this function he has dealt intensively with questions of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal and contributed to their amendment. Previously, as Head of Unit of the Patent Law Directorate, he had been involved in numerous legal aspects of the grant and opposition procedure, as well as specific legal issues, for example in connection with evidence and witness hearings. He also contributed to the adaptation of the Implementing Regulations, Directives and Internal Instructions.
We are delighted that Richard Menapace will now make his specific know-how and experience in examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO available to all clients of DTS.
With Richard Menapace DTS is thus able to ideally reinforce and further expand its long-standing competence and capacity in all proceedings before the EPO.
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