PCT at the EPO

Conference for patent professionals and industry

1-2 October 2014
EPO The Hague, Netherlands

The EPO is organising an in-house conference for patent attorneys and IP professionals from industry in Europe and elsewhere interested in filing PCT applications with the EPO.

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EPO decisions and notices

Means of filing



Time limits and official holidays



Sequence listings and biological material

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 18 October 2013 concerning the filing of sequence listings
(OJ EPO 2013, 542)

Chapter I: International Search

Supplementary International Search and international-type searches

Chapter II: International Preliminary Examination

Entry into the European phase


Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the IP5 Offices based on PCT and national work products  

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