Tag: EPO

EPO gets Stricter on Requirements for Recording Assignments

The EPO is going to take a stricter approach for recording an assignment of EP applications. Up until now

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European Patent Office: New PPH agreements on the way

The ever expanding Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) network keeps getting new additions, and as usual, the AWAPATENT IP Blog

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Early certainty and PCT direct – a visit by the EPO

Have you ever dreamt of having a fast grant of a European patent? This question was in focus at

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Amended rules relating to the refund of the examination fee

Today the rules relating to fees stipulates that the examination fee will be refunded in full if the European

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Prepare your strategy for the Unitary Patent and the UPC – (Part III)

Strategies for pending patent applications and important aspects of the opt out procedure When preparing for the entry into

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Prepare your strategy for the Unitary Patent and the UPC – (Part II)

The language regime for the Unitary Patent and the divisions of the UPC As we have written before the

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Third strike hits the European Patent Office

Last month, 91% (3,701) of 4062 of European Patent Office (EPO) employees voted for a one day strike to

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Revised PACE programme from 1 January 2016

The programme for accelerated prosecution of European Patent Applications (PACE) allows applicants to request that the European Patent Office

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Potential market size for Unitary Patents is 25% larger than for US patents and 90% larger than for traditional European patents

As you might already know, a European patent application is examined by the European Patent Office (EPO). If a

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The Unitary Patent takes an (inventive) step towards grant

The Unitary Patent provides a new way for innovators and companies to protect their intellectual property in the EU.

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