Tag Archives: EPO

New Edition of C.I.P.A. Guide to Patent Acts Published

This “Guide” is a 1528 page book published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys via Thomson Reuters, and edited by Paul Cole and Richard Davis. Of course, it mostly focused on UK patent law, but draws upon a variety … Continue reading

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EPO – New Guidance On Added Subject Matter

A guest post from Paul Cole. Readers will be aware that added subject matter issues have for a long time been a thorny issue for EPO Examination practice. On 7 February 2014 a symposium on EPO practice regarding Art. 123(2) … Continue reading

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Australia: Cancer Voices v Myriad Opinion Affirmed

This is a guest post from Paul Cole. An opinion was handed down earlier today by the Federal Court of Australia – Full Court (Allsop C.J., Downsett, Kenny, Bennett and Middleton J.J., D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115 … Continue reading

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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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