Expert Determination Option for IPOS Patent Proceedings
Patent disputes often involve complex technical issues.
With expert determination, such issues can be referred to experts in the relevant technical area.
A flowchart outlining the typical process for a patent revocation case is set out here as an example of how expert determination may apply. Other contentious patent proceedings, such as patent inventorship and entitlement proceedings, may largely follow the process in the flowchart, where relevant.