Issue 5

Year 32, number 5, pages 292 - 394

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ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Report on the 117th meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (24 to 26 March 2009) view 50 KB
Decision of the Administrative Council of 25 March 2009 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D2/09) view 47 KB
Decision of the Administrative Council of 25 March 2009 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D3/09) view 62 KB
DECISIONS OF THE ENLARGED BOARD OF APPEAL
G2/06 - Use of embryos/WARF
"Admissibility of referral (yes)" - "Referral for preliminary ruling by European Court of justice (no) - request not admissible, as no power to make such referral under EPC" - "Rule28(c) (formerly23d(c)) EPC applicable to pending applications filed before it came into force (yes)" - "Rule28(c) (formerly23d(c)) EPC intra vires Article53(a) EPC and in conformity with TRIPS Article27 (yes)" - "Exception to patentability of Rule28(c) (formerly23d(c)) EPC applicable where claimed product could be prepared exclusively by method necessarily involving the destruction of embryos even if method is not explicitly part of claims (yes)" - "In assessing the exception to patentability of Rule28(c) (formerly23d(c)) EPC technical developments after date of filing not of relevance"
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INFORMATION FROM THE EPO
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 25 March 2009 revising the Office's fees and expenses view 43 KB
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 April 2009 concerning amendment of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office view 38 KB
Notice supplementing the notice from the European Patent Office dated 26 January 2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure view 45 KB
Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO (SACEPO) view 52 KB
REPRESENTATION
European qualifying examination
Examination Board for the European qualifying examination
Examination results
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Announcement of the European qualifying examination 2010 view 305 KB
List of professional representatives before the EPO view 66 KB
FEES
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and prices view 37 KB
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Calendar of events view 52 KB
SUPPLEMENT
Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives view 242 KB

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