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20.05.2022

T2943/18

The appeal by the patent proprietor lies against the decision of the opposition division revoking European patent No. 2 686 382.Claim 1 of the main request reads as follows:"1. Propylene random copolymer composition...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger

13.05.2022

T 3109/19

European patent 2 429 486 was granted with independent claim 1 relating to:"Process for preparing a crosslinked gel of at least one polysaccharide or one of its salts, comprising at least the steps that consist in:a)...[more]

Category: BEP

26.04.2022

T 0206/19

An appeal was lodged by the patent proprietor (appellant) against the decision of the opposition division revoking European patent No. 2 074 141 ("the patent"). The patent is entitled "Protease resistant insulin analogues".In...[more]

Category: BEP

26.04.2022

T 1229/17

Three oppositions were filed against the granted patent No. 2277050.The opposition division decided that the patent could be maintained as amended on the basis of the second auxiliary request filed during oral proceedings...[more]

Category: BEP

25.04.2022

World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2022

The theme for this year is IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future.See WIPO dedicated webpage here.[more]

Category: CCH

16.03.2022

New PPH agreement between INPI and Brazilian Patent Office

Brazilian patent office follows JPTO, USPTO and CIPO with which INPI already has a PPH agreement[more]

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

10.03.2022

T 0420/19

Appeals were filed by the patent proprietor (appellant I) and by the opponent (appellant II) against the opposition division's interlocutory decision that European patent No. 2 373 154, entitled "Barley and malt-derived beverages...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger

10.03.2022

T 3139/19

The decision under appeal is the opposition division's decision rejecting the eight oppositions filed against European patent No. 2 269 604.The patent in suit stems from European patent application 10 1749 85.1, which was filed...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger

01.03.2022

New Guidelines for Examination

The new version of Guidelines for Examination applicable as from March 1st, 2022 are available here.[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger

14.02.2022

Measures supporting access to the Unitary Patent

The EPO has decided to introduce two measures to support access to the Unitary Patent.[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger

03.02.2022

New EPO schedule of charges applicable as of 01/04/2022

EPO published in Official Journal of January 2022 the new amounts of official fees applicable as of April 1st, 2022.See the new amounst here[more]

Category: BEP

01.02.2022

DAS Code

Acceptance of DAS Codes[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger

19.01.2022

Entry into force of PPA for setting up the UPC

The deposit by Austria of its instrument of ratification launched entry into force of the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on provisional application (PPA).[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger

29.12.2021

Certificate for a European patent

Communication by EPO of the certificate for a European patent[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger

07.12.2021

T1251/16

Article 83 EPC[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger

07.12.2021

T2945/18

Disclosure[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger

06.12.2021

New PPH agreement between INPI and CIPO

CIPO joins USPTO and JPTO with which INPI already has a PPH agreement[more]

Category: BFR, Brevet - France, Brevets - étranger

09.11.2021

New PPH agreement between INPI and USPTO

USPTO follows JPTO with which INPI already has a PPH agreement[more]

Category: Brevet - France, Brevet international

19.10.2021

Slovenia ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement

Slovenian government deposited its instrument of ratification for the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement on 15/10/2021.UPC could soon enter its set-up phase if a last country (probably Austria by end of...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international

16.09.2021

New ST.26 Norm

New norm ST.26 for sequence listings in patent applications will enter into force on 01/01/2022.It will be compatible with International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC) database provider...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet - France, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger, Brevets français

11.08.2021

Appeal decision T0518/17

Sufficiency of disclosure[more]

Category: BEP

05.07.2021

EBA decision on double patenting G4/19

The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) recently issued its decision G4/19 relating to double patenting[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger

30.06.2021

Appeal decision T0728-98

Novelty[more]

Category: BEP

18.06.2021

Appeal decision T0033/19

Inventive step[more]

Category: BEP

04.06.2021

Appeal decision T0096/20

Inventive step[more]

Category: BEP

28.04.2021

Grant scheme from EUIPO for European SMEs

The Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund is a 20 million Euro grant scheme created to help European obtain intellectual property rights[more]

Category: CCH, DEM, Dessins - France, DFR, Marques - France, MEM, MFR

22.04.2021

Accelerated prosecution of applications dealing with COVID-19

The French patent office just launched an accelerated procedure to grant applications dealing with COVID-19[more]

Category: 92, BFR, Brevets français, Brevets français

06.01.2021

End of possibility to file GCC patent applications

The GCC (comprising Saudi Arabia, Bahrein, Koweit, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Qatar) stops accepting new patent applications.[more]

Category: Brevet international, 92, Brevets - étranger, BFR

23.12.2020

New constitutional complaints against UPCA

A delay for entry into force of unitary patent system is to be expected[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger, CCH

27.11.2020

PPH Agreement between INPI and JPTO

The French patent office (INPI) and the Japanese Patent Office (JPTO) will enter as of 01/01/2021 into a PPH agreement[more]

Category: BFR, Brevet - France, CCH

09.11.2020

Beginning of Vendée Globe 2020

33 skippers take part in this new edition[more]

Category: World, Brevet - France, 85, BFR, BEP

09.10.2020

EUTMs and Brexit

Registered EUTMs and EUTM applications after Brexit[more]

Category: MEM

10.09.2020

Community designs after Brexit

UK will leave EU after the transition period that ends on 31/12/2020. [more]

Category: DEM

10.09.2020

EU trademarks after Brexit

UK will leave EU after the transition period that ends on 31/12/2020. [more]

Category: MEM

28.08.2020

New CJEU decision on SPCs

A recent decision from CJEU specified what is a first marketing authorisation[more]

Category: 92, BEP, BFR, Brevet - France, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger, Brevets français, Brevets français

19.05.2020

New computing of extensions before the INPI

A consolidated version of Ordinance 2020-306 was published on May 15, 2020.According to this new version, all delays expiring between March 12, 2020 and June 23, 2020 are extended up to July 23, 2020 if the initial delay was...[more]

Category: BFR, Brevet - France, 92, Brevets français, Brevets français, Dessins - France, DFR, Marques - France, MFR

14.05.2020

Decision G3/19

Patentability of plants and animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes[more]

Category: 92, BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger

04.05.2020

New extension of time limits before EPO

EPO further extended to June 2nd, 2020 all time limits expiring on or after March 15th, 2020.See updated information page of EPO here.[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger

17.04.2020

New extension of time limits before EPO

EPO further extended to May 4th, 2020 all time limits expiring on or after March 15th, 2020.See updated information page of EPO here.[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, CCH

01.04.2020

EPO updates due dates for payments

EPO clarifies the date at which the new amounts of fees as from April 1st are due[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger, CCH

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