Category Archives: EP and UK Practice

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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From The EPO: Oral Proceedings/Interviews Before Examining Division Can Be Held Via Videoconferencing

This is a guest post from Lynnea Fedyk, legal process assistant at Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Attached are two documents of particular interest regarding Oral Proceedings by video conference and submission of email during video conference. Should you like to … Continue reading

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