Improving EPO's online services

Improving and enhancing IT systems

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

Projects


Important dates and decisions

1.9.2012
The President's decision concerning the pilot project to introduce new technical means of communication in EPO proceedings will enter into force. It will establish the legal framework for progressive implementation of the IT Roadmap. 

See details of the Decision of the President dated 4 July 2012 concerning the pilot project to introduce new technical means of communication in EPO proceedings

Updates

6.6.2014
EPO case management system (CMS) – new version CMS V. 1.7A

The EPO is pleased to inform pilot users of its case management system (CMS) that a new version will be rolled out on 8 June 2014. The estimated downtime will be from 09.00 to 17.00 hrs.

This new version, 1.7A, has been developed to include a number of functional enhancements.

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