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Videoconference oral proceedings before opposition divisions to continue until the end of 2022

April 07, 2022

By a decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 4 April 2022 the EPO has extended the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions until 31 December 2022.


Distance learning course on Life of a patent - registration deadline prolonged to 4 April!

March 28, 2022

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. The official course start is 4 April 2022.


European Qualifying Examination 2022

March 23, 2022

European Qualifying Examination (EQE) 2022 completed.

The European qualifying examination (EQE) 2022 concluded last week, after a 11-day examination cycle that ran from Tuesday, 8 March to Friday, 18 March.


Guidelines for Examination in the EPO – have your say

February 10, 2022

The EPO has announced a public online consultation on the EPC Guidelines and the PCT-EPO Guidelines.

The consultation will close on 15 April 2022.


Delaying EP grant in the light of the forthcoming introduction of the Unitary Patent

January 25, 2022

In a notice from the EPO dated 22 December 2021 the EPO announced the decision of the President to give applicants the possibility to request that the issuance of the decision to grant a European patent be delayed so that the mention of the grant is published in the European Patent Bulletin on or immediately after the date of entry into force of the UPCA in order to allow the registration of unitary effect for that European patent.