We have initiated a major programme to improve IT support for the filing and processing of patent applications. This programme has been translated into an "IT Roadmap
". Our ultimate objective is full electronic processing of European patent applications from filing to opposition and appeal.
See legal basis for the IT Roadmap
Updates15 January 2014 EPO case management system (CMS) – V.1.6a now available
The EPO is pleased to inform users of its case management software that version 1.6a is now available. Pilot users who log on from 15th January 2014 will automatically access the new version.
With version 1.6a the system has been extended so that users may now file new EP applications (EPO Form 1001) and the Entry into the European Phase (EPO Form 1200).
Furthermore, an update to the PCT fees has been made, incorporating the 1 January 2014 fee schedule.
The user manual available directly in the software has been updated accordingly.