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2012

27.11.2012
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 22 November 2012 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2013 (PDF, 30 KB)
(OJ EPO 2012, 642)

5.11.2012
Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 5 November 2012 concerning the problems caused by Hurricane Sandy in the USA beginning on 29 October 2012 (PDF, 41 KB)

24.9.2012
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 19 September 2012 exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in Austria from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC – utilisation scheme (PDF, 39 KB)

10.9.2012
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 4 July 2012 concerning the pilot project to introduce new technical means of communication in EPO proceedings (corrected)

22.8.2012
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 August 2012 on the filing of priority documents (PDF, 37 KB)

12.6.2012
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 May 2012 concerning the cancellation of Legal Advice from the EPO (PDF, 36 KB)
(OJ EPO 2012, 446)

4.6.2012
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 May 2012 concerning the EPO Online Filing software to be used for the electronic filing of documents (PDF, 36 KB)
(OJ EPO 2012, 448)

4.5.2012
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 April 2012 concerning notification of representation changes by professional representatives (PDF, 38 KB)
(OJ EPO 2012, 352)

27.4.2012
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 20 April 2012 concerning the filing of documents by e-mail during interviews and oral proceedings held as a video-conference (PDF, 43 KB)
(OJ EPO 2012, 348)

2.3.2012
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 2 February 2012 revising the basic fee for the European qualifying examination (PDF, 38 KB)
(OJ EPO 2012, 210)

2011

21.12.2011
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 December 2011 delegating his powers to decide on requests for exemption from requirements for entry on the list of professional representatives (PDF, 34 KB)
(OJ EPO 2012, 13)

15.12.2011
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 13 December 2011 concerning notification by technical means of communication in selected EPO proceedings (PDF, 41 KB)
(OJ EPO 2012, 10)

2.12.2011
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 22 November 2011 revising the Office’s fees and expenses (PDF, 42 KB)
(OJ EPO 2011, 658)

5.10.2011
Notice from the President dated 6 September 2011 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2012 (PDF, 28 KB)
(OJ EPO 2011, 506)

1.8.2011
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 May 2011 concerning the filing of third party observations under Article 115 EPC by means of an online form (PDF, 35 KB)
(OJ EPO 2011, 418)

30.5.2011
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 28 April 2011 on the filing of sequence listings (PDF, 44 KB)
(OJ EPO 2011, 372)

1.4.2011
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 2 February 2011 revising the basic fee for the European qualifying examination (PDF, 36 KB)
(OJ EPO 2011, 214)

28.1.2011
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 December 2010 concerning the information given in the European Patent Register (PDF, 38 KB)
(OJ EPO 2011, 110)

2010

10.12.2010
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 December 2010 exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in Japan, the United Kingdom or the United States of America from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC – utilisation scheme (PDF, 45 KB)
(OJ EPO 2011, 62)

20.10.2010
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 5 October 2010 on the filing of copies of search results under Rule 141(1) EPC - utilisation scheme (PDF, 45 KB)
(OJ EPO 2010, 600)

25.5.2010
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 May 2010 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties normally the responsibility of the examining or opposition divisions (PDF, 34 KB)
(OJ EPO 2010, 350)

2.3.2010
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 5 February 2010 revising the basic fee for the European qualifying examination (PDF, 45 KB)
(OJ EPO 2010, 132)

2009

30.11.2009
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 15 November 2009 revising the Office's fees and expenses (PDF, 48 KB)
(OJ EPO 2009, 616)

30.11.2009
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 October 2009 concerning the information given in the European Patent Register (PDF, 47 KB)
(OJ EPO 2009, 598)

12.10.2009
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 28 July 2009 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2010 (PDF, 32 KB)
(OJ EPO 2009, 480)
Corrigendum (PDF, 27 KB) to be published in OJ 11/2009

16.9.2009
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 August 2009 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties normally the responsibility of the examining or opposition divisions (PDF, 36 KB)
(OJ EPO 2009, 478)

7.8.2009
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 6 August 2009 concerning extension of time limits (PDF, 27 KB)
(OJ EPO 2009, 479)

30.3.2009
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 25 March 2009 revising the Office's fees and expenses (PDF, 43 KB)
(OJ EPO 2009, 334)

26.3.2009
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 17 March 2009 on the filing of priority documents (PDF, 46 KB)
(OJ EPO 2009, 236)

4.3.2009
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 February 2009 concerning the electronic filing of documents (PDF, 56 KB)
(OJ EPO 2009, 182)

2008

4.3.2008
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 January 2008 revising the Office's fees and expenses (PDF,230 KB)
(OJ EPO 2008, 202)

4.3.2008
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 January 2008 concerning the criteria for refund of search fees by the EPO acting as International Searching Authority (PDF, 41 KB)
(OJ EPO 2008, 200)

4.3.2008
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 January 2008 concerning the refund of search fees by the EPO acting as International Searching Authority (PDF, 67 KB)
(OJ EPO 2008, 195)

4.3.2008
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 January 2008 concerning the refund of search fees under Article 9(2) of the Rules relating to Fees (PDF, 64 KB)
(OJ EPO 2008, 126)

29.2.2008
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 23 January 2008 concerning the EPO Online Filing software to be used for the electronic filing of patent applications and other documents (PDF, 46 KB)
(OJ EPO 2008, 218)

2007

22.11.2007
Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 15 November 2007 concerning the wildfires in Southern California, USA, on 22 October 2007 (PDF, 36  KB)
(OJ EPO 2007, 671)

22.11.2007
Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 15 November 2007 concerning the extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC (PDF, 33 KB)
(OJ EPO 2007, 670)

9.8.2007
Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 7 August 2007 concerning the extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC (PDF, 34 KB)
(OJ EPO 2007, 503)

27.6.2007
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 25 June 2007 on the filing of priority documents (PDF, 51 KB)
(OJ EPO 2007, 470)

11.1.2007
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 January 2007 on the filing of priority documents (PDF, 54 KB)
(OJ EPO 2007, 94)

2006

8.6.2006
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 8 June 2006 concerning the number of copies to be filed of the documents making up the international patent application for which the European Patent Office (EPO) acts as receiving Office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (PDF, 55 KB)
(OJ EPO 2006, 439)

25.4.2006
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 25 April 2006 concerning the completion of the technical preparations for the publication of European patent applications* (PDF, 58 KB)
(OJ EPO 2006, 405)

2005

19.9.2005
Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 19 September 2005 concerning the problems caused by Hurricane Katrina in the USA on 28 August 2005 (PDF, 33 KB)
(OJ EPO 2005, 519)

1.8.2005
Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 August 2005 concerning the events of 7 July 2005 in London (United Kingdom) (PDF,62 KB)
(OJ EPO 2005, 476)

1.7.2005
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 July 2005 concerning the refund of search fees under Article 10(2) of the Rules relating to Fees (PDF, 62 KB)
(OJ EPO 2005, 431)

1.7.2005
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 July 2005 concerning the criteria for refund of search fees (PDF, 56 KB)
(OJ EPO 2005, 433)
Corrigendum (PDF, 31 KB)
(OJ EPO 2005, 520)

1.7.2005
PCT - Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 July 2005 concerning revised amounts of the refund of search fees in the light of the introduction of the extended European search report as from 1 July 2005 (PDF, 67 KB)
(OJ EPO 2005, 463)

2004

24.3.2004
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 24 March 2000 concerning revision of the European Patent Convention (PDF, 36 KB)
(OJ EPO 2000, 195)

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