Tag: EPO

Adopting a stricter view on ethics?

The everyday work of an IP attorney may seem to amount largely to pencil pushing, but it does in

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Introduction of fee reductions for small entities before the EPO

Effective 1 April 2014 the Administrative Council (AC) of the EPO has changed the rules for obtaining reduction on

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Wider scope of protection for Swedish patents?

Last week the Swedish government referred an amendment of the Swedish patent law to the Council on Legislation for

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Russian documents unveiled

Russian is the 22nd available language in Patent Translate, a machine translation tool specially tuned – by Google and

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Cooperative Patent Classification – Time to prepare for the launch

Almost a year ago I wrote on the Awapatent IP Blog about the efforts of the EPO and USPTO to

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The Patent Prosecution Highway expands

I have previously written about the PPH MOTTAINAI agreement, which aims at easing the requirements for requesting patent examinations. The latest

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EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal repeats obligation to raise objections in time

Last week, the European Patent Office released two new decisions by the Enlarged Board of Appeal on petitions for

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Patentability of inventions relating to human embryonic stem cells

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has recently issued a decision clarifying the situation on patentability, in

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The EPO starts cooperation with Google to provide machine translation of patents

The EPO starts cooperation with Google to provide machine translation of patents On 24 March, the EPO and Google

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A brighter future for the EU patent

A brighter future for the EU patent 11 EU member states have decided to move towards an EU patent

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