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The 24-month time limit for filing European divisional patent applications removed

  • China Patent Agent (HK) Ltd
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  • China, European Union
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  • April 22 2014

The time limit for filing divisional applications in Europe of within 24 months from the issuance of the first office action or from the first

New Rule 164 - EPO goes back to the future on searching

  • Stolmár & Partner
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  • European Union
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  • April 22 2014

On November 1, 2014, a new Rule 164 EPC will come into force, essentially returning to the previous practice of allowing the applicant to pay

Changes to EPO rules in April and November 2014 are good news for applicants

  • Spruson & Ferguson
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  • Australia, European Union
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  • April 22 2014

Since 1 April 2010, it has been possible to file a divisional application based on a pending European patent application only if:

Pitfalls for patent proprietors when filing auxiliary requests in opposition (appeal) proceedings before the EP

  • Stolmár & Partner
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  • European Union
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  • April 22 2014

The European Patent Office (EPO) takes a strict position relative to late filing of documents (including new claims sets as auxiliary requests). A

Is there a way to patent stem cells in Europe?

  • FRKelly
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  • European Union
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  • April 14 2014

It's no news that the European Patent Convention (EPC) does not allow European Patents to be granted in respect of biotechnological inventions

Uncertainty remains over medical device SPCs in Europe

  • EIP
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  • European Union
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  • April 10 2014

The UK Intellectual Property Office has refused to grant an SPC for a medical device, as noted in the decision BL O14114. Whilst those aware of the

Propiedad industrial

  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
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  • European Union
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  • April 10 2014

La Decisión del Consejo de Administración de la Oficina Europea de Patentes (OEP), de 16 de octubre del 2013, en materia de divisionales, que

Enlarged Board of Appeal referral challenging clarity of post-grant amendments

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • April 9 2014

Lack of clarity is not a ground for opposition before the EPO, but can be raised against amendments filed during the opposition proceedings. In

European Union: Unitary Patent system

  • Schoenherr
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  • European Union
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  • April 8 2014

Nowadays, the protection of a patent can be obtained by using the following routes: national route, by filing a national patent application directly

EPO fees - appeal and divisional fees now in effect

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union
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  • April 7 2014

Inflation adjusted EPO fees will increase by an average of about 4.3, although the European Search Fee will rise by about 10.3 (to EUR 1285) in