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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

05.12.2022

UPC: postponement of entry into force

Start of sunrise period delayed by two months[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international

29.11.2022

EU Commission issued proposals for a Directive and a Regulation on designs in the EU

The proposals are open for feedback for a minimum period of 8 weeks expiring on 23/01/2023.Proposals are available here[more]

Category: DEM, Dessins - étranger

18.11.2022

T1553/19

The appeal of the patent proprietor is against the decision of the opposition division regarding maintenance of European patent No. 2 337 805 in amended form.Claim 1 of the main request read as follows:"1. Polymerizable...[more]

Category: BEP

18.11.2022

T0618/19

The proprietor and the opponent both lodged an appeal against the opposition division's interlocutory decision holding the then auxiliary request 3 allowable.Independent product claim 10 of the main request reads as...[more]

Category: BEP

21.10.2022

T0424/21

The appeal lodged by the opponent (appellant) lies from the opposition division's decision to reject the opposition against European patent No. 2 691 417. The patent is entitled "Antibody Fc variants".Claim 1 of the patent...[more]

Category: BEP

21.10.2022

T2795/19

The applicant lodged an appeal against the decision of the examining division refusing European patent application No. 12002842.8.On 5 October 2022 oral proceedings took place, during which the appellant filed amended claims...[more]

Category: BEP

03.10.2022

T2964/18

Opposition division maintained European patent No. 2 785 807 ("the patent") in its form modified on the basis of the auxiliary request 1. Opponent 2 ("appellant") appealed this decision.The appellant requested that document...[more]

Category: 92, BEP

03.10.2022

T2764/18

The appeal of the applicant (appellant) lies from a decision of an examining division, refusing the European patent application No. 09 757 250.7 with the title "Pestivirus replicons providing an RNA-based viral vector...[more]

Category: 92, BEP

02.09.2022

T 1225/18

This decision concerns the appeal filed by the opponent (appellant) against the opposition division's interlocutory decision which held the European patent in an amended form.Claim 1 of the main request, which the opposition...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger

02.09.2022

T1831/16

European patent No. 2 522 717 is based on European patent application No. 12 160 789.9, entitled "Oligopeptide-free cell culture media", filed as a divisional application of the earlier European patent application No. 07702574.0...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger

01.09.2022

A new member state for the EPC

Montenegro loses its status of extension state and becomes, as of 01/10/2022, a new full member of the EPC, bringing the number of EPC member states to 39.[more]

Category: BEP

01.09.2022

New PPH agreement between INPI and Korean Patent Office

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

Category: Brevet - France, Brevet international

26.07.2022

T3255/19

European patent 2 451 486 ("the patent") was granted with independent claim 1 relating to:"A conjugate for use in medicine, the conjugate comprising an L-asparaginase from Erwinia chrysanthemi having at least 90% identity to...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international

25.07.2022

T0755/16

Appeals have been filed by the opponent and the patent proprietor against the opposition division’s interlocutory decision to maintain European patent No. 2 170 949 in amended form according to auxiliary request 2. Claim 1 of...[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger

20.06.2022

T0452/20

European patent 2 790 657 was granted with claim 1 as follows:"1. Cosmetic composition for coating keratinous fibres of the emulsion type, comprising:- an aqueous phase,- at least one wax, and- an emulsifying system...[more]

Category: BEP

17.06.2022

T2471/17

The European patent No. 2 322 153 was granted with a set of 11 claims. Claim 1 as granted reads as follows:1. A compound that inhibits hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) hydroxylase activity for use in treating or preventing iron...[more]

Category: BEP

01.06.2022

New EU regulation relating to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices

Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/720 of 10 May 2022 enters into force on 01/06/2022 to replace Regulation (EU) 330/2010.See press release here[more]

Category: 92

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

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