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30.04.18

April 2018 bulletin

EPO updates   Changes to period for early payment of first renewal fee under r.51(1) EPC As of 1 April 2018, the first r ...

29.01.18

January 2018 bulletin

PCT fees changes as of 1 January 2018 The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changed on 1 January 2018. Please s ...

29.08.17

August 2017 bulletin

EPO practice The EPO has amended Rules 27 and 28 EPC to exclude from patentability plants and animals exclusively obtaine ...

21.04.17

April 2017 bulletin

EPO practice As of 1 April 2017, the EPO are now issuing a provisional opinion on the patentability of the first inventio ...

20.01.17

January 2017 bulletin

EPO practice On 1 November 2016, the EPO introduced new arrangements for managing deposit accounts, the main features of wh ...

04.12.16

UK Government to ratify the Un...

The UK government announced this week that it has decided to continue preparations to ratify the UPC agreement. On Monday, the UK ...

20.09.16

UK Practice Update: Patents Ru...

The UKIPO has introduced important changes to the Patents Rules, which govern the procedural aspects of the patent system in the U ...

30.08.16

August bulletin: EPO, UK &...

EPO practice The EPO has made available the 16th edition of the EPC which includes the latest version of the Convention and ...

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