Archive for previous versions of the Online Filing software

Client build Date New features (compared with previous release)

5.06 Full package for installation of Online Filing (OLF) V5 (Build 5.0.6.111) (stand-alone and/or server and thin client) (incorporates updates up to 1 November 2013)

17.12.2013 More information
EP (certificate) update of 14 October 2013 14.10.2013 More information
Patch for correcting the PCT/RO/101, applicable to Online Filing 5.0.6 update (Build 5.0.6.111) of 26 September 2013. Users are requested to apply the patch, especially to re-enabling the PCT plug-in to apply the correct page numbering, as formal deficiencies may otherwise occur. 04.10.2013  

EP (new features and minor functional changes) and PCT (build 236 PCTSAFE, 1/7/2013) update 26 September 2013 available for (OLF) V5.05 (build 5.0.5.094 or higher)

26.9.2013
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PCT update of 23 May 2013 available for OLF V5.05 (build 5.0.5.094). It corresponds to PCT-SAFE build 235 of 1 April 2013.

23.5.2013
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EP (certificates) and PCT (fees) update of 17 December 2012 available for (OLF) V5.05 (build 5.0.5.094)

17.12.2012


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5.05 Full package for installation of Online Filing (OLF) V5 (Build 5.0.5.094) (stand-alone and/or server and thin client) (incorporates updates up to 14 December 2012)

17.12.2012


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PCT update (America Invents Act (build 232 PCT-SAFE, 1/10/2012) and fees) of 16 November 2012 available for (OLF) V5.05 (build 5.0.5.094)

Recommendation
Before you install the update we recommend that you submit any PCT/RO/101 drafts you have already prepared.
16-11-2012

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EP (new features and minor functional changes) and PCT (build 231 PCTSAFE, 1/7/2012) update 2 October 2012 available for (OLF) V5.04 (build 5.0.4.079 or higher) 12-10-2012

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Patch for Form Euro-PCT(1200E2K) after the 1 April 2012 fee schedule update available for (OLF) V5.04 (Build 5.0.4.079)
This update corrects the amount of the "additional filing fee for the 36th and each subsequent page - entry into EP phase (Fee Code 520)" in the Table for section 6 of Form 1200.3 of the EPF1200.PDF document 
23-04-2012

 
Patch for Form Euro-PCT(1200E2K) after the 1 April 2012 fee schedule available for (OLF) V5 Service Pack 2 (Build 5.0.0.034) or lower
This update corrects the amount of the "additional filing fee for the 36th and each subsequent page - entry into EP phase (Fee Code 520)" in the Table for section 6 of Form 1200.3 of the EPF1200.PDF document
23-04-2012

 
EP (fees, Rule 71 EPC) and PCT (fees) update 1 April 2012 available for (OLF) V5 Service Pack 3 (Build 5.0.0.053) or higher   29-03-2012

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EP (fees only) and PCT (fees only) update 1 April 2012 available for (OLF) V5 Service Pack 2 (Build 5.0.0.034) or lower

Please note: The new fees of 1 April 2012 can only be applied to newly created drafts, filings and templates.
29-03-2012

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 5.0.4 Full package for installation of Online Filing (OLF) V5 (Build 5.0.4.076) (stand-alone and/or server and thin client) (incorporates updates up to 6 February 2012 and the patch for signing procedure, all non EP Forms, applicable to Online Filing 5.0.4 update)  02-03-2012

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Patch for signing procedure, all non EP Forms, applicable to Online Filing 5.0.4 update (Build 5.0.4.075) of 16 January 2012

Users are advised to apply the patch, re-enabling the parameter "Employee name" during the signing procedure, as formal deficiencies may otherwise occur.
02-03-2012

 
5.0.4 update 16 January 2012 for Online Filing (OLF) V5 (Release 5.00 (Build 5.0.4.075)) 16-01-2012  
PCT update (new fees as of 1 January 2012, updated certificates required to file to IB, Norway added as of 2 January 2012) for Online Filing (OLF) V5 20-12-2011  
PCT update (new fees) 1 October and 1 November 2011 for Online Filing (OLF) V5 04-10-2011  
PCT update (new fees) 1 September 2011 for Online Filing (OLF) V5 (not required if V5SP3.1 is installed) 27-07-2011  
Patch for UK Forms (Customer Id correction), recommended update on Online Filing V5 Service Pack 3 (Build 5.0.0.053, SP3) 08-08-2011  
Full package for installation of Online Filing (OLF) V5 (Build 5.0.0.057, SP3.1) (stand-alone and/or server and thin client) (incorporates all updates up to 8 August 2011) 08-08-2011  
V3.20 (build 189e) - EPC 2000 06-12-2007

New forms conforming to the EPC 2000 rule changes:

  • EP(1001E2K)
  • Euro-PCT(1200E2K)
  • updated form EP(1038E), now also including UPP
PCT update (new fees)
V3.20 (builds 184e and 186e)
V3.0SP1 (builds 153e and 176e)
26-09-2007

Reduction of fees due to a change in the exchange rate between CHF and EUR. Includes new, adapted fees in EUR for all receiving offices.
The following fees are affected:

  • International filing fee
  • Late payment fee (related to international filing fee)
  • PCT page fee in excess of 30
  • PCT - PDF reduction
  • PCT - XML reduction
Client build 184e 10-07-2007 Security patch for Online Filing V3.20
V3.20 PCT Update 2 (Build 193e of PCT-SAFE) 10-07-2007 Includes and replaces PCT Update 1 (14-05-2007)
Build 193 of PCT-SAFE, including changes from 1 April 2007:
Improved checking for PDF compliancy on font embedding
Malta added as a new EPC contracting state
New name of UK Patent Office (now know as UK Intellectual Property Office)
Installation issue with FR Requête and DE2007 solved.

Includes PCT-SAFE 25 May patch for version 3.51.018.193
Request form line spacing has been corrected.
Character sets have been modified to improve Eastern European character display in the request.
File formats for sequence listings and tables in e-filing with RO/SE have been modified.

Update of V3.20, including security update.
Latvia back on the list of designated states (EP forms).
eOLF v3.20 (3.80_1.184e) 10-07-2007 Server Manager tool
Dutch national plug-in and French subsequently filed documents plug-in
New Live Update system
Smart card checker tool
Updated PCT plug-in in 186e
Improved PDF rendering of PatXML applications when filing PCT/RO/101 with the EPO
Option to switch from CORBA to SOAP
Please apply V3.20 PCT Update2 (10.07.2007) immediately after installation.
eOLF v2.10SP5 02-05-2006 New certificates (required in order to be able to file to the new server)
Updated PCT plug-in
Fee schedule as valid as of 01.04.06
Updated URL for the DPMA server
eOLF v3.0SP1 (Release 3.70_1.153) 02-05-2006 Updated PCT plug-in
Fee schedule as valid as of 01.04.06
Updated URL for the DPMA server
A number of updates for the national plug-ins
eOLF v3.0 (Release 3.60_1.141) 21-11-2005 New user-friendly interface
New workflow system
New GUI generated by a specification in XML which will enable easy creation of future plug-ins
Ability to run in stand-alone or network mode, depending on installation
Network server module now runs as NT services
eOLF v2.10SP4 20-04-2005 URLs restored for EPO Form 1001E for the following countries: Sweden, Denmark, Slovak Republic, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Austria
EP fee updates of 01.04.2005 and 01.07.2005 added
PCT URLs added for NL office and NL fees
Latvia added to list of designation states with effect from 01.07.2005
FI new ISA as of 01.04.2005
Double sending error fixed for the following condition: when a digitally signed submission is successfully transmitted and this is followed by a submission which has been signed alphabetically only, the digitally signed submission is re-sent and the applicant receives the receipt of this submission again
eOLF v2.10SP3 04-04-2005 Support for Acrobat Reader 7 (and older versions)
Please note: the Online Filing software only works with Acrobat Reader 7.0 if the latter is installed prior to installation of the 2.10SP3 service pack (older versions are still supported). Otherwise, opening the Adobe Reader 7.0 results in the error 'File does not start with "%PDF' and the File Manager error message 'Interface not available'.

Legal reminder in Form 1038E
A reminder has been added warning Form 1038E users (screen and output file) that opposition and appeal documents may not be filed online.

Registration number format
In anticipation of the EPO's new client data system, the format of the representative and applicant registration number data entry field has been extended to allow up to 9 digits.
eOLF v2.10SP2 06-12-2004 opt-out option for extended European search report added, plus automatic selection of receiving office URL, attachment of digitally certified US priority documents, and updated Amyuni driver for the generation of PDF files
eOLF v2.10SP1 (patch 2) 31-03-2004 "New" PCT procedure included (build 162), maintenance data updated
eOLF v2.10SP1 (patch 1) 20-02-2004 "New" PCT procedure included (build 159), maintenance data updated
eOLF v2.10 updated version 16-01-2004 "New" PCT procedure included (build 155), bugs corrected
eOLF v2.10 16-12-2003 EP1038E form included, Live Update functionality included, network version available, bugs corrected

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