Navigating a Legal Tower of Babel-(Beckman)

We represented a biotechnology client before the European Patent Office where two competitors were challenging a patent grant to our client. Our attorney and our technical expert argued the matter, which took place in three languages, and, if one considers Scottish a foreign language, four. As allowed by the EPO, we amended claims on the fly. The EPO granted our client the patent, and the competitors signed royalty-bearing agreements with our client.