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EPO Fee Changes - April 2018

European Union - April 13 2018 The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced a series of fee changes which came into effect on 1 April 2018. It is to be noted firstly that the EPO...


Recording Transfers at the European Patent Office

European Union - December 5 2016 The latest European Patent Office (EPO) Guidelines for Examination have been issued including an important update regarding the recordation of...


Refunds of Examination Fee for European Patent Applications

European Union - July 25 2016 The EPO has recently announced several changes in the availability of certain refunds of Examination fees paid for European patent applications...


Accelerating Prosecution at the EPO

European Union - February 25 2016 A question commonly asked about the European patent system is how to speed up prosecution of patent applications at the EPO. Having an application...


Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Ireland

European Union, Ireland - February 2 2015 The second installment in this series on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) examined the structure of the UPC. This third installment looks to Ireland as...