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EPO takes position on epi paper concerning ST26 sequence listings

August 04, 2022

As reported previously (see here) epi has raised concerns with the EPO that the implementation, as of 1st July 2022, of Standard ST 26 on sequence listings might impose an undue burden on applicants and trigger added matter issues.

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“DABUS” decision published - AI cannot be named as inventor (J 8/20)

July 28, 2022

In its decision J 8/20 of 5 July 2022 the Legal Board of Appeal confirmed that under the European Patent Convention an inventor designated in a patent application must be a human being.

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New EQE – Consultation on the proposal ends on 31 August 2022

July 28, 2022

The deadline for submitting comments on the proposal for the new EQE expires on 31 August 2022.

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epi obtains observer status at the Unified Patent Court’s Administrative Committee

July 08, 2022

Today, 8th July 2022, marked a historical date for epi which was given observer status of the Unified Patent Court’s Administrative Committee.

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New EQE – Consultation process – More information available on epi learning

June 30, 2022

Example examination modules for the new proposed EQE concept have been prepared. We encourage you to register via the form to get access to the example modules on the EQE online examination platform (WISEflow).
epi is also offering webinars with screenshots from WISEflow to illustrate the example modules.

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