Tag: EPO

BRCA patents in Europe

An ongoing lawsuit in the US has attracted a lot of attention worldwide. The American Civil Liberties Union has,

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The language of proceedings used before the EPO can never be changed

The language of proceedings used before the EPO can never be changed – this includes the language used before the

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EPO’s fight against divisional applications

EPO is seeking to limit the submission of divisional applications, which would be a severe blow to small, newly

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Controversial gene patents finally decided by the EPO

During the last decade, the debate in Europe regarding the patentability of human gene inventions has been heavily influenced

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What has happened since the introduction of EPC 2000?

EPC 2000 came into effect on 13 December 2007, as a result of the first major amendment of the

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Can “bad” patent applications be profitable?

I’d like to share with you a few ideas on a subject that is not entirely uncontroversial – not

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Money, money, money …

Recently, the European Patent Office (EPO) introduced steep increases in patent claims fees. From April 1 2008, an excess

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