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Board finds no legal basis to adapt description to allowed claims (T 1989/18)

January 10, 2022

In its decision T 1989/18 of 16 December 2021 the Board of Appeal may have provided an early Christmas present for epi members.

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Update on decommissioning of online filing (CMS) IMMINENT (31 December 2021)

December 23, 2021

Further to the news item of 3 December, epi has been monitoring closely with EPO experts the progress of users who are switching from CMS to Online Filing 2.0.

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Decommissioning of online filing (CMS) IMMINENT (31 December 2021)

December 03, 2021

As users will know, the EPO intends to decommission its online filing service known as CMS at the end of this month (31 December 2021). A replacement web-based filing service Online Filing 2.0 was launched on 1 April 2021.(The eOLF and web-form filing services are not affected by this announcement.)

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Austrian Bundesrat approves ratification UPC Protocol on Provisional Application

December 02, 2021

Today, the Austrian Bundesrat (upper Chamber of the Austrian Parliament) unanimously decided not to object to the decision of the Nationalrat (lower Chamber of the Austrian Parliament) regarding the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on Provisional Application (PPA).

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December 2021 Mock e-EQE

December 02, 2021

December 2021 Mock e-EQE provides participants with the chance to sit the EQE exams under exam like circumstances.

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