Category Archives: EP and UK Practice

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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Patentability Of Surgical Methods – New Insights From The EPO

This is a guest post from Dr. Stefan Danner Patentanwalt/German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney In its previous decision G1/07, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) shed new light on the patentability of surgical methods, particularly those forming part … Continue reading

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“Handbook of Quality Procedures Before the EPO”

The ECP, epi and Business Europe have collaborated to produce a downloadable, fifty page guide to practice before the EPO. While not binding on Examiners, it was issued under the authority of the EPO and is a sort of mini-MPEP, … Continue reading

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Recent Rulings of the European Court of Justice on SPCs

Attached you will find the newsletter from DHS Patentanwalts GmbH, provided to us by Dr. Stefan Danner. In the last few months, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has handed down several decisions relating to the grant and validity of … Continue reading

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