Category Archives: EP and UK Practice

EPO Abolishes Prior “Short” Divisional Guidelines

This is a guest post from Mewburn Ellis of London. The Administrative Council (the governing body of the European Patent Office) has decided at its meeting on 16 October 2013 to change the regulations regarding the deadline for filing divisional … Continue reading

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Case Law of the EPO Boards of Appeal Released

Thanks to correspondent Paul Cole of Lucas &Co. for sending us the below notice. Students of patent law will welcome the 7th edition of this well-known compilation which went live on the EPO website on 4th October. It is now … Continue reading

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Common Patent for European Union Adopted

The European Union has finally decided to adopt a common patent that will be granted in three languages – English, French and German – but will cover all of the 27 EU countries. Note that there is not a perfect … Continue reading

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Admissibility of Disclaimers – New Lessons From The EPO Technical Boards of Appeal

The following is a guest post from the 8/12 newsletter of Dr. Stefan Danner of DHS Patentanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.  Last year, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) handed down its decision in case G2/10 relating to the admissibility of disclaimers whose … Continue reading

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