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04.03.16

Partial Priority and Poisonous...

Important questions relating to the assessment of priority claims and the effect on divisional applications of their parent applic ...

04.03.16

Accelerating Patent Prosecutio...

PACE and other acceleration routes at the EPO The EPO has reviewed and updated its “PACE” programme. This is one of a numbe ...

04.03.16

Unitary Patent Update

Progress continues on the unitary patent system; this article summarises some key developments which have occurred over the last f ...

24.02.16

February bulletin: EPO practic...

EPO practice The EPO has updated its fee schedule, which will take effect from 1 April 2016. The updates involve small inc ...

10.12.15

December bulletin: EPO practic...

EPO practice The EPO has revised their practice on electronic filing of documents slightly. Enhanced electronic signatures a ...

07.11.15

November bulletin: EPO, German...

EPO practice A new version of the EPO Guidelines has been released, which can be found here: http://www.epo.org/law-practice ...

05.11.15

New option to streamline grant...

The EPO has recently introduced a new option to simplify, in some cases, the process of getting to a granted patent from the point ...

23.04.15

Enlarged Board makes it harder...

One of the most important recent decisions from the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal with regard to everyday practice at the EPO i ...

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