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Resumption of proceedings relating to computer-implemented simulations following G 1/19

April 15, 2021

The EPO announced in a Notice of 13 April 2021 that the stay on proceedings before examination and opposition divisions in which the decision depended on the outcome of G 1/19 (see published decision of 10 March 2021) has been lifted with immediate effect. Affected proceedings will be gradually resumed.

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epi files a preliminary amicus curiae brief in case G1/21

April 13, 2021

The amicus curiae brief can be found here

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G 1/21 - Oral Proceedings by Videoconference – Amicus Curiae Deadline of 27 April 2021

April 06, 2021

The Boards of Appeal have published a communication setting a deadline of 27 April 2021 for any third party wishing to make a written statement (or amicus curiae) under Article 10(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal in relation to the question referred in G 1/21.

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Distance learning course on Life of a patent - registration is open!

April 01, 2021

Have you ever thought about all the things to take into account before drafting and filing a patent application up to the last step of the grant process? Join our distance learning course on Life of a patent. Register now until 15 April. The official course start is 19 April 2021.

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New Article 15a of the RPBA on oral proceedings by videoconference before the Boards of Appeal enters into force on 1 April 2021

April 01, 2021

Article 15a RPBA was approved by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation at its 166th meeting on 23 March 2021. It had previously been adopted by the Boards of Appeal Committee (BOAC) on 11 December 2020. The BOAC plans to consult users in due course to assess their experience with it.

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