Official Journal March 2011

Year 34, number 3, pages 130-254

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ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL 
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at February 2011)  view
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DECISIONS OF THE ENLARGED BOARD OF APPEAL 
G 1/07 – Treatment by surgery/MEDI-PHYSICS "Applicable provisions – Article 112(1) EPC 1973 – Article 53(c) EPC" – "Admissibility of the referral – yes" – "The Vienna Convention – principle of narrow interpretation of exclusions – no" – "One surgical step in a multi-step method – excluded from patentability – yes" – "Limited to surgery for a therapeutic purpose – no" – "Meaning of the wording of the exclusion – legal history – impact of jurisprudence and practice – ratio legis" – "Nature of interventions – involvement of a practitioner – no" "Medical skills and health risks – further criteria" – "Claim left to encompass a surgical step – no" – "Disclaimer under Article 53(c) EPC – yes – subject to
remaining requirements of EPC" – "Omission – methods only concerning the internal operation of a device – yes – subject to remaining requirements of the EPC" – "Possible use of nonsurgical method in a surgical method – irrelevant, if non-surgical method complete teaching in itself"  
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INFORMATION FROM THE EPO 
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 2 February 2011 revising the basic fee for the European qualifying examination  view
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REPRESENTATION
European qualifying examination (EQE)
Appointment of members of the Supervisory Board, Examination Board and Examination Committees  
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European qualifying examination
Examination Board for the European qualifying examination – Examination
results 
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Announcement of the European qualifying examination 2012  view
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List of professional representatives before the EPO  view
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INFORMATION FROM THE CONTRACTING STATES 
ES Spain
New fee rates  
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HU Hungary
Change of name
Translation requirements after grant
Payment of fees 
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SM San Marino
Impact of the European Patent Convention on national law  
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FEES 
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and prices  view
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 
Calendar of events
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SUPPLEMENTS 
Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives  view
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