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15.07.21

Double Patenting – Decision ...

The Enlarged Board of Appeal has confirmed that a European patent application can be refused for double patenting. Background Un ...

27.05.21

G1/21 – President’...

EPO President comments on the legality of holding oral proceedings by videoconference without consent Historically, oral proceedi ...

09.04.21

Update: Enlarged Board of Appe...

This decision lays out the framework for assessing the patentability of computer-implemented simulation inventions. The Enlarge ...

09.04.21

Oral Proceedings by Videoconfe...

UPDATE: In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the EPO has decided to further extend the pilot project for conducting oppos ...

22.12.20

German Federal Council approve...

On 26 November 2020, the German Bundestag adopted with the necessary qualified majority the draft ratification bill including the ...

09.11.20

November bulletin: IP Practice...

EPO updates Extension of the PPH program between the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and the EPO From 1st October the PPH program ...

07.10.20

Post-Brexit update and changes...

Summary The UK’s transition period after Brexit ends on 31 December 2020. Although there will be no effect on patents (other th ...

07.09.20

September 2020 bulletin: IP Pr...

EPO updates Information about access to oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions Oral proceedings are pub ...

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