Monthly Archives: December 2010

Patent Office To Open Satellite Office In Detroit

The USPTO has announced that it will open a satellite office in Detroit in 2011, that will employ about 100 people. The PTO said that Detroit was chosen due to its high percentage of scientists and engineers “in the workforce” … Continue reading

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Stayin’ Alive – Patent Office Extends “Provisional Application Period.”

On December 8th, the Patent Office announced plans to implement a “Missing Parts Pilot Program” that would permit applicants at the end of the one-year U.S. provisional application term to defer substantive examination for up to 12 months by filing … Continue reading

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Essentially biological processes for the production of plants and animals – EPO Enlarged Appeal Board decisions G2/07 and G1/08 – Essentially Biological Processes

From Paul Cole Opinions were handed down on 9th December in the above two cases concerning the scope of the exclusion of a.53(b) EPC 1973. That article is further defined in r.23b(5) EPC 1973, now r.26(5) EPC 2000 which specifies … Continue reading

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Newsflash! EPO announces that it does not require search results from priority applications filed at the USPTO, JPO and UKIPO

From Marks & Clerk — This is a correction to the post of December 10th. Late yesterday – December 9, 2010 – a decision of the President of the European Patent Office (EPO) was posted on the EPO website confirming that … Continue reading

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