Tag: EPO

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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Will there be any difference in the oral hearings between the EPO and the UPC?

Anyone who has been attending an oral proceeding at the EPO, either as an observer or as an active

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Spain’s actions against unitary patent protection dismissed

On May 5, a potential legal obstacle against the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court was removed when the

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First non-European country begins validating European patents

As earlier announced on the Awapatent IP Blog here, Tunisia and Morocco has signed an agreement with the EPO

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European patent validation in Morocco and Tunisia

Recently, the EPO has initiated work on a new interesting possibility for European patent applicants. Namely, the EPO has

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An unknown exception error at the EPO

We recently blogged about how the EPO has introduced the concept of small entities for obtaining fee reductions in

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