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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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Opposition oral proceedings by VICO to continue to 31 May 2022

November 29, 2021

In a notice from the EPO dated 24 November 2021 the EPO announced an extension of the pilot for oral proceedings in opposition by videoconference to 31 May 2022.

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Austrian Parliament decides to ratify UPC Protocol on Provisional Application

November 19, 2021

Today, the Austrian Nationalrat (lower Chamber of the Austrian Parliament) unanimously decided in favour of ratifying the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on Provisional Application (PPA).

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Call for suggestions in relation with time limits at the EPO

November 17, 2021

The EPO has indicated that it is considering whether there need to be any changes to the rules relating to time limits to support the end-to-end digitalisation of the patent granting process. epi invites all its member to read a paper prepared by EPPC on this matter and send their comments by 31st December, 2021.

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