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12.02.2024

T 1920/21 - diagnostic step practiced on the human or animal body

Article 53(c) EPC - G1/04 - a claim is not excluded from patentability if at least one of the preceding steps which are constitutive for making a diagnosis comprises a method step of a technical nature which does not satisfy the...[more]

Category: Brevets - étranger

12.02.2024

T2004/21 - Technical problem, ex-post facto analysis

Technical problem based on an effect neither mentioned nor suggested in the prior art.[more]

Category: Brevets - étranger

12.01.2024

EPO: right to priority – decisions G1/22 and G2/22 of EBA

Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of EPO recently issued two decisions regarding the right to claim priority when the applicant of the priority application and the applicant of the EP application (whether direct or Euro-PCT) are...[more]

Category: BEP

05.01.2024

T 0116/18 - post-published evidence

Post-published evidence, G 2/21, technical effect, technical teaching[more]

Category: BEP

05.01.2024

T 0602/21 - late submissions during appeal

Late submissions, Article 13(2) RPBA, Article 12(3) RPBA[more]

Category: BEP

05.01.2024

T 1356/21 - dosage regimen - bonus effect

Dosage regimen, novelty, G 2/08, bonus effect[more]

Category: BEP

05.01.2024

T 0728/21 - Sufficiency of disclosure

Sufficiency of disclosure, G 2/21, Art 83 EPC[more]

Category: BEP

28.12.2023

Georgia becomes the 5th validation state

Pursuant to agreement between EPO and Georgia dated 31/10/2019, it will now be possible to validate European patents in Georgia[more]

Category: BEP

14.12.2023

New PPH agreement between INPI and Saudi Arabia Patent Office (SAIP)

Saudi Arabia Patent Office follows JPTO, USPTO, CIPO, INPI (Brazil), KIPO, CNIPA and OMPIC with which INPI already has a PPH agreement[more]

Category: 92

11.12.2023

Validity of 3D trademarks for LEGO figurines confirmed

The General Court has just handed down two judgments, T-297/22 and T-298/22, confirming the validity of the three-dimensional trademarks that LEGO had registered to protect the shape of its figurines.[more]

Category: MEM, MFR

06.11.2023

T0433/21 withdrawal of appeal, Rule 139 EPC

Correction of withdrawal, filing divisional application, Rule 139 EPC, pendency of the appeal [more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger

06.11.2023

T0647/21 remittance to Examining Division, Clarity, Inventive step

Remittance to Examining Division, Clarity, Inventive step[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger

02.10.2023

EPO: end of 10 day rule

Rule 126(2) EPC abandoned with effect as from November 1, 2023[more]

Category: BEP

02.10.2023

T1877

Rule 139 EPC. Adding a description page of a parent application in a divisional application[more]

Category: BEP

02.10.2023

T0505/20

Article 113(2) EPC, Rule 12(2) RPBA. Claims forming basis of the decision[more]

Category: BEP

26.09.2023

Unitary patent and Unified Patent Jurisdiction (UPC): an update

Following the entry into force of the Unitary Patent System on June 1st, 2023 and the large number of opt-out requests filed during the Sunrise period, which ended on May 31, 2023, it appears that few cases have been brought...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international

18.09.2023

New PPH agreement between INPI and Moroccan Patent Office (OMPIC)

Moroccan patent office follows JPTO, USPTO, CIPO, INPI (Brazil), KIPO and CNIPA with which INPI already has a PPH agreement[more]

Category: Brevet - France

14.09.2023

European protection of geographical indications for craft and industrial products

On 12/09/2023, the European Parliament approved new EU rules aimed at safeguarding the geographical indications (GI) for craft and industrial products, inspired by the existing rules for agricultural products.[more]

Category: MEM

04.09.2023

Decision n°22-10.744 of the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) dated 17/05/2023

Restoration of a patent/patent application in the event of non-payment of a renewal fee [more]

Category: BFR, Brevet - France, Brevets français, Brevets français

30.08.2023

T0558/20

Article 53(c) EPC, novelty Article 54(5) EPC[more]

Category: BEP

30.08.2023

T3012/18

Article 13(2) RPBA 2020, sufficiency of disclosure[more]

Category: BEP

19.07.2023

T0879/21

Late submissions during oral proceedings[more]

Category: BEP

19.07.2023

T0066/20

Substantial procedural violation[more]

Category: BEP

09.06.2023

T1128/19

Double patenting, divisional application, clarity[more]

Category: BEP

09.06.2023

T1541/19

Inventive step, technical problem, experimental data[more]

Category: BEP

18.05.2023

Use of "Paris 2024"

The upcoming Olympic Games (Olympics) in Paris in 2024 provide the opportunity to remind that the use of some terms relating to the Olympic Games is regulated under French law.Indeed, the terms, colors, drawings (even a flame...[more]

Category: Marques - France, MFR

26.04.2023

T1099/21

Admissibility of deletion of a feature, Article 123(2) EPC[more]

Category: BEP

26.04.2023

T0130/19

Exceptional circumstances, Article 13(2) RPBA , sufficiency of disclosure[more]

Category: BEP

20.04.2023

French collective trademarks

The logos are collective trademarks.A collective trademark, designated so at the time of filing, is suitable for distinguishing the goods or services of persons authorized to use it under its Regulation of Use.The...[more]

Category: MFR

18.04.2023

New PPH agreement between INPI and Chinese Patent Office (CNIPA)

Chinese patent office follows JPTO, USPTO, CIPO, INPI (Brazil) and KIPO with which INPI already has a PPH agreement[more]

Category: BFR, Brevet - France

23.03.2023

T1624/21

Standard of proof for assessment of novelty[more]

Category: BEP

23.03.2023

T0279/20

Priority claim, Article 54(3) EPC, disclaimer[more]

Category: BEP

15.03.2023

French guarantee trademarks

The guarantee trademark replaced the collective certification trademark in the Law n°2019-486 of May 22nd, 2019, also called PACTE law.[more]

Category: Marques - France, MFR

21.02.2023

T0088/21

The applicant's (appellant's) appeal is against the examining division's decision to refuse European patent application No. 16 751 065.0.The examining division came to the conclusion that the insertion of an undisclosed...[more]

Category: BEP

21.02.2023

T0670/20

Appeals were filed against the interlocutory decision of the opposition division that patent 2140867 as amended met the requirements of the EPC.Claim 1 as maintained relates to:"A pharmaceutical composition,wherein the...[more]

Category: BEP

08.02.2023

Action against the use of the name of the painter Klein

The company T. creates, manufactures and sells furnishing fabrics. In 2017, it created a blue wall panel. It offered it for sale under the name "Klein in Paradise" as well as 19 references of fabrics and wallpapers identified...[more]

Category: Marques - France, MFR

25.01.2023

T1295/18

The patent proprietor filed an appeal against the opposition division's decision to revoke the patent because the invention was not disclosed in a manner sufficiently clear and complete for it to be carried out by a person...[more]

Category: BEP

25.01.2023

T0920/18

The appeal of the opponent (hereinafter appellant) lies from the decision of the opposition division according to which the opposition against European patent 2 600 713 was rejected.According to the contested decision, the...[more]

Category: BEP

16.12.2022

T0229/20

The opposition division decided that European patent 2 627 318 as amended in accordance with auxiliary request 2 met the requirements of the EPC. The patent proprietor and the opponent filed appeals.Claim 1 as granted related...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international

16.12.2022

T0470/21

The patent proprietor's (appellant's) appeal lies from the opposition division's decision to revoke European patent No. 1 901 842 B1.The board does not find that the opposition division conducted the proceedings in a surprising...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international

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