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A Dynamic Reversal by the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal

European Union - May 22 2020 The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has decided that the exclusion from patentability of essentially biological processes for…

Alastair J. McCulloch, Thomas Bouvet.

COVID-19 Accelerates Digital Transformation at the European Patent Office

European Union - April 23 2020 Oral proceedings before examining divisions ("EDs") of the European Patent Office ("EPO") will now be held by videoconference pursuant to the April 1…

Dr. Ping Li, Dr. Sven Rihm.

New Decade, New Rules: Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal 2020 Entered into Force

European Union - April 8 2020 In Short The Situation: The new Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office ("EPO") entered into force on January 1, 2020…

Dr. Ping Li.

Extension of Protection for Up to One Year Possible? New Referral on Double Patenting

European Union - March 25 2019 The BoA has been divergent regarding whether in an internal priority situation, the applicant would have a legitimate interest in a second patent…

Andreas Holzwarth-Rochford, Dr. Ping Li.

Two Down, One to Go: The UK Ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement

European Union, United Kingdom - May 3 2018 On April 26, 2018, the United Kingdom ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA"). This act removed any doubts concerning the United…

Alastair J. McCulloch, Diana C. Leguizamón-Morales, Thomas Bouvet.