In a decision of the Board of Appeal in case T 0116/18, three questions have been referred to the Enlarged Board concerning how to regard post-published evidence filed in support of inventive step.
The referral is pending under G 2/21.
The EPO has taken measures to process the backlog in entries on the List of Professional Representatives. As announced on the EPO website, all pending entry requests will be dealt with by calendar week 41 of 2021 (which starts today).
As reported in the latest issue of epi Information, the German Federal President recently signed the ratification law of both the UPC Agreement and the Protocol on Provisional Application ("PPA"), which was published in the Federal Law Gazette on 12 August 2021.