Freitag, 18.Oktober 2013
Revision of the requirements for the filing of divisional applications (amendment of Rules 36, 38, and 135 EPC)

The Administrative Council has adopted in its meeting of October an amendment of the provisions of the European Patent Convention dealing with the requirements for the filing of divisional applications, namely Rules 36, 38, and...

Freitag, 26.Juli 2013
Frequently Asked Questions on the Unitary Patent

The EPO has put up a useful FAQ page on the unitary patent:

www.epo.org/law-practice/unitary/faq.html

Freitag, 26.Juli 2013
Preparatory Committee for UPC publishes Draft Rules of Procedure

The preparatory committee for the Unified Patent Court has published a draft of the UPC’s future Rules of Procedure and invites comments from interested parties.  Until October 1, 2013 written comments can be sent to...

Freitag, 26.Juli 2013
EU publishes new regulation on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights

A new EU regulation aimed at strengthening customs enforcement of intellectual property rights has been published.

Regulation 608/2013 will, among other provisions, expand the list of possible IPR infringements to be controlled...

Freitag, 26.Juli 2013
USPTO-DPMA Patent Prosecution Highway extended

The joint Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project between the USPTO and the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), allowing applicants to request an accelerated examination of their national applications in the...

Montag, 24.Juni 2013
EPO and SIPO sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in patent classification

The EPO and the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. (SIPO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance their cooperation in the area of patent classification. Under the terms of the MoU, as of January...

Montag, 24.Juni 2013
Japanese-English machine translation for patents goes live

The EPO and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) have announced the launch of the Japanese-English component of the EPO's automatic translation service Patent Translate. More than a million Japanese patent documents available via...

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