observer - hier

German translation: Stellungnehmer

09:48 Jun 2, 2016
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Patents
English term or phrase: observer - hier
The requestor has stated that the patentee has "sought to make an analogy
between the claims of the corresponding US patent and those of the European
patent the subject of this request". The requestor has seemingly made this statement
for reasons of claim interpretation, specifically with regard to the following feature in
claim 1 "a cover (10) which can be arranged above the interior chamber' which is
referred to in the US equivalent as "a removable cover with an underside arranged
over the inner chamber." I do not however accept the argument the
patentee/observer has made use of the US equivalent in the alleged manner. The
observer has indeed argued the claim should be interpreted as the cover being
removable but has not used the US equivalent to back up that argument.

Sagt man in diesem Zusammenhang auch Beobachter, oder ist der Erfinder gemeint? Bin mir total unsicher. Kann jemand helfen?
Silke44
Local time: 06:26
German translation:Stellungnehmer
Explanation:
Although I am sure about the meaning of this term in English in the context, I am not absolutely sure about the German term (hence CL2). "Einwender" is used in the case of third-party observations, which are generally objections, but that doesn't really work in the case of, say, a patent proprietor filing observations to defend his patent.

observer = party that submits/files observations
requester = party that requests an opinion

Your example is from an
OPINION UNDER SECTION 74A
See statement at the bottom
This opinion is not based on the outcome of fully litigated proceedings. Rather, it is based on whatever material the persons requesting the opinion and filing observations have chosen to put before the Office.

Depending on the nature of the request and the party that filed it, the "observer" may be the proprietor of the patent as here
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...
the representative of the patentee/proprietor as here
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...
or the possible infringer as here
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...

See also:
The European Patent Convention
Article 115 - Observations by third parties
In proceedings before the European Patent Office, following the publication of the European patent application, any third party may, in accordance with the Implementing Regulations, present observations concerning the patentability of the invention to which the application or patent relates. That person shall not be a party to the proceedings.
http://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/html/epc/2013/e/...
Europäisches Patentübereinkommen
Artikel 115 - Einwendungen Dritter
In Verfahren vor dem Europäischen Patentamt kann nach Veröffentlichung der europäischen Patentanmeldung jeder Dritte nach Maßgabe der Ausführungsordnung Einwendungen gegen die Patentierbarkeit der Erfindung erheben, die Gegenstand der Anmeldung oder des Patents ist. Der Dritte ist am Verfahren nicht beteiligt.
http://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/html/epc/2013/d/...

FAQ - Third-party observations
I have been trying to file third-party observations using the web form but I get a "please wait" message that remains on the screen and does not allow me to file my comments. What should I do?
https://www.epo.org/searching-for-patents/legal/observations...
FAQ - Einwendungen Dritter
Ich habe versucht, mithilfe des Webformulars Einwendungen Dritter einzureichen, bekomme aber am Bildschirm die Meldung "Bitte warten" angezeigt und kann meine Stellungnahme nicht einreichen. Was soll ich tun?
https://www.epo.org/searching-for-patents/legal/observations...
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Alison MacG
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:26
Grading comment
Ich habe mich doch für Beobachter entschieden, aber vielen Dank trotzdem.
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Stellungnehmer


Explanation:
Although I am sure about the meaning of this term in English in the context, I am not absolutely sure about the German term (hence CL2). "Einwender" is used in the case of third-party observations, which are generally objections, but that doesn't really work in the case of, say, a patent proprietor filing observations to defend his patent.

observer = party that submits/files observations
requester = party that requests an opinion

Your example is from an
OPINION UNDER SECTION 74A
See statement at the bottom
This opinion is not based on the outcome of fully litigated proceedings. Rather, it is based on whatever material the persons requesting the opinion and filing observations have chosen to put before the Office.

Depending on the nature of the request and the party that filed it, the "observer" may be the proprietor of the patent as here
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...
the representative of the patentee/proprietor as here
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...
or the possible infringer as here
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...

See also:
The European Patent Convention
Article 115 - Observations by third parties
In proceedings before the European Patent Office, following the publication of the European patent application, any third party may, in accordance with the Implementing Regulations, present observations concerning the patentability of the invention to which the application or patent relates. That person shall not be a party to the proceedings.
http://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/html/epc/2013/e/...
Europäisches Patentübereinkommen
Artikel 115 - Einwendungen Dritter
In Verfahren vor dem Europäischen Patentamt kann nach Veröffentlichung der europäischen Patentanmeldung jeder Dritte nach Maßgabe der Ausführungsordnung Einwendungen gegen die Patentierbarkeit der Erfindung erheben, die Gegenstand der Anmeldung oder des Patents ist. Der Dritte ist am Verfahren nicht beteiligt.
http://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/html/epc/2013/d/...

FAQ - Third-party observations
I have been trying to file third-party observations using the web form but I get a "please wait" message that remains on the screen and does not allow me to file my comments. What should I do?
https://www.epo.org/searching-for-patents/legal/observations...
FAQ - Einwendungen Dritter
Ich habe versucht, mithilfe des Webformulars Einwendungen Dritter einzureichen, bekomme aber am Bildschirm die Meldung "Bitte warten" angezeigt und kann meine Stellungnahme nicht einreichen. Was soll ich tun?
https://www.epo.org/searching-for-patents/legal/observations...


Alison MacG
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:26
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Grading comment
Ich habe mich doch für Beobachter entschieden, aber vielen Dank trotzdem.
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