Notice from the European Patent Office concerning the web-based user consultation platform

The European Patent Office has been providing a web-based consultation platform at since 2011.

This tool facilitates, by means of surveys, the early involvement of the users of the patent system in the law-making process of the European Patent Organisation. The Office posts here preliminary drafts for proposed amendments to European patent law and practice, such as major changes to the Implementing Regulations to the EPC, to the Rules relating to Fees or to examination practice.

You are also invited to sign up for our free e-mail service alerting you to new surveys at

You are very welcome to take part in these surveys, and to send any comments to The EPO will carefully analyse all responses.

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