2012

21.12.2012
EPO offices closed from 22.12.2012 to 2.1.2013
21.12.2012
Temporary unavailability of some parts of EPO website
20.12.2012
Notice on calculation of the time limit under Rule 36(1) EPC
19.12.2012
OPS webservice now includes CPC classification symbols
18.12.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petition for review (R 19/12)
18.12.2012
New edition of Guide for applicants, Part 2 ("Euro-PCT") is now available
17.12.2012
Online Filing software – V 5.05 full package for installation and new EP and PCT update now available
14.12.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petition for review (R 18/12)
14.12.2012
Patent Information News issue 4/2012 is available online
10.12.2012
Raw data weekly production schedule from 24.12.2012 to 1.1.2013
7.12.2012
Mailbox & MyFiles: electronic notifications, access to unpublished files and self-service functionality
5.12.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
3.12.2012
The Official Journal 11/2012 is now available online
30.11.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
27.11.2012
Notice concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2013
27.11.2012
Warning - Beware of approaches and requests for payment
27.11.2012
Notice concerning the web-based user consultation platform
22.11.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
16.11.2012
Online Filing software – new PCT update for America Invents Act now available
16.11.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petition for review (R 17/12)
14.11.2012
Fees for international applications: new equivalent amounts
14.11.2012
List of days in 2012 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closed
13.11.2012
Praktika Intern 2013 - Training Programme for patent professionals
9.11.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
8.11.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decisions on petition for review (R 20/11 and R 21/11)
6.11.2012
Temporary unavailability of Espacenet and OPS on 7 November
5.11.2012
Notice concerning the problems caused by Hurricane Sandy in the USA
31.10.2012
Decision reducing the fee for the supplementary European search (CA/D 14/12)
31.10.2012
The Official Journal 10/2012 is now available online
18.10.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
17.10.2012
Asian patent information: Facts and figures updated
8.10.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
8.10.2012
Web-based consultation: PCT matters
4.10.2012
Temporary unavailability of Online Filing on 8 October
4.10.2012
Changes to smart card delivery and activation procedures
2.10.2012
Online Filing software – new update 5.05 now available
2.10.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 2/12)
28.9.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
24.9.2012
Decision 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
24.9.2012
Notice concerning exemption under Rule 141(2) EPC from filing a copy of the search results – utilisation scheme
24.9.2012
Temporary unavailability of 24/7 services
21.9.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petitions for review (R 16/12)
21.9.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decisions on petition for review (R 14/11)
20.9.2012
Patent Information News issue 3/2012 is available online
19.9.2012
The new edition of the Euro-PCT Guide (Guide for applicants, Part 2) is now available in HTML and PDF format
18.9.2012
Temporary unavailability of 24/7 services
17.9.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
17.9.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decisions on petition for review (R 16/11 and R 3/12)
12.9.2012
Printed copies of the new edition of Guidelines for examination are now available
12.9.2012
Temporary unavailability of Open Patent Services (OPS)
10.9.2012
Decision concerning the pilot project to introduce new technical means of communication in EPO proceedings (corrected)
10.9.2012
Corrigendum
7.9.2012
Notice concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2012
5.9.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
3.9.2012
Temporary unavailability of some online services on 5 September
3.9.2012
New BiSSAP Version 1.2 software now available for download
3.9.2012
The Official Journal 8-9/2012 is now available online
31.8.2012
Legal basis for the "IT roadmap" (improving our online services) is now online
30.8.2012
Register now for the EPO Online Services User Day
28.8.2012
Legal Status data update: The introduction of Peruvian (PE) data in the EPO worldwide legal status database (INPADOC)
22.8.2012
Temporary unavailability of Open Patent Services (OPS)
22.8.2012
Notice regarding the automatic exchange of priority documents between the European Patent Office and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China
22.8.2012
Decision on the filing of priority documents
14.8.2012
The Catalogue of Differing Practices (CDP) has been updated
13.8.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
10.8.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
8.8.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 13/11)
3.8.2012
ES Spain - New fee rates
3.8.2012
PT Portugal - New fee rates
1.8.2012
The Official Journal 7/2012 is now available online
31.7.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: decision in case G 1/10 (Request to correct patent) is available
26.7.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petitions for review (R 14/12, R 15/12)
26.7.2012
Temporary unavailability of some parts of EPO website
25.7.2012
New online materials from "Search matters 2012" and "Patents and fiscal modalities in Europe" seminars
25.7.2012
OJ special edition: EPO Board of Appeal Case Law is now available
24.7.2012
Temporary unavailability of web services on 28 July
16.7.2012
Temporary unavailability of European Patent Register, Espacenet and OPS
10.7.2012
Extension of web-based consultation - sequence listings - proposed ST.26 standard
6.7.2012
Temporary unavailability of Espacenet, European Patent Register
6.7.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
4.7.2012
Asian patent information: Search guides for Chinese sources updated
4.7.2012
Election of a new chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee
3.7.2012
The Official Journal 6/2012 is now available online
3.7.2012
Notice concerning the re-opening of the mailroom at EPO headquarters in Munich
3.7.2012
Decision amending Rule 53 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 7/12)
29.6.2012
Register Alert – important notice
28.6.2012
Form 1200 - updated amount of the additional fee on page 7
28.6.2012
Changes to Register Alert and the European Patent Register
21.6.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
21.6.2012
Patent Information News issue 2/2012 is available online
20.6.2012
Entry into force of the revised Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office
19.6.2012
Film with highlights of European Inventor Award 2012 is available
18.6.2012
Support for the legacy 2.6.1 OPS service to terminate in July
14.6.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
12.6.2012
Highlighting of search results now possible for appeal decisions
12.6.2012
Decision concerning the cancellation of Legal Advice from the EPO
11.6.2012
Environmental statement 2012 is now available
6.6.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new pending referral (G 2/12)
4.6.2012
Decision concerning the EPO Online Filing software to be used for the electronic filing of documents
4.6.2012
Customer support for Online Filing version 5 Service Pack 3 (Build 5.0.0.053) and earlier to cease as of 1 September 2012
4.6.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
1.6.2012
The Official Journal 5/2012 is now available online
31.5.2012
End support for the legacy 2.6.1 OPS services
24.5.2012
"Intellectual property course design manual" is available for download now
24.5.2012
Second web-based consultation - sequence listings - proposed ST.26 standard
21.5.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petitions for review (R 4/12, R 5/12, R 6/12)
21.5.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 17/11)
16.5.2012
Registrations for Examination Matters 2012 are open
16.5.2012
Temporary unavailability of EPO Online Services portal and Online Filing on 19 May
11.5.2012
Asian patent information: Search guides for Taiwanese sources updated
11.5.2012
Temporary unavailability of web services on 13 May
4.5.2012
Decision concerning notification of representation changes by professional representatives
4.5.2012
The Official Journal 4/2012 is now available online
2.5.2012
Register now for the Online filing technical user day in the Hague on 21 June - only a few places left
2.5.2012
Temporary unavailability of web services on 6 May
27.4.2012
Register Alert - notification disruption update
27.4.2012
Updated information concerning interviews and oral proceedings to be held as a video-conference
27.4.2012
Decision concerning the filing of documents by e-mail during interviews and oral proceedings held as a video-conference
27.4.2012
DE Germany - Payment of fees
27.4.2012
Important information for users of BiSSAP
26.4.2012
East meets West 2012: presentations from the conference are now online
26.4.2012
Register Alert - notification disruption
25.4.2012
Temporary unavailability of Open Patent Services (OPS)
24.4.2012
European patents and patent applications - 2011 statistics now available online
23.4.2012
Patch for Form Euro-PCT(1200E2K) after the 1 April 2012 fee schedule
19.4.2012
EPO President Benoît Battistelli's opening speech at the International Patent Forum 2012
19.4.2012
Additional US citations in EPO databases
18.4.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
18.4.2012
FAQs on patent information from Saudi Arabia now available
18.4.2012
New video: Interview with Ann Lambrechts, European Inventor Award winner 2011
17.4.2012
European Patent Register release notes April 2012
17.4.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
16.4.2012
Temporary unavailability of Espacenet, European Patent Register, Register Alert, OPS
13.4.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petition for review (R 3/12)
12.4.2012
Temporary unavailability of European Patent Register
11.4.2012
New services for Korean subject-matter searches and patent monitoring launched
5.4.2012
Temporary unavailability of EPO online services
1.4.2012
Supplement to OJ 3/2012 - Schedule of fees and expenses applicable as from 1 April 2012 is now available
1.4.2012
The Official Journal 3/2012 is now available online
30.3.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
28.3.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decisions on petition for review (R 12/10 and R 8/11)
28.3.2012
Asian patent information: Search guides for Chinese sources updated
27.3.2012
Global Patent Index: new update now available on Friday at 12.00 hrs
23.3.2012
Temporary unavailability of Open Patent Services (OPS) on 26 March
23.3.2012
Draft version of the revised Guidelines for Examination 2012 now available online
21.3.2012
New PatXML maintenance release 1.3.5.5
16.3.2012
Patent Information News issue 1/2012 is available online
16.3.2012
Temporary unavailability of some web services on 18 March
14.3.2012
"Handbook of quality procedures before the EPO" is available for download
12.3.2012
Announcement of the European qualifying examination 2013 - Pre-examination and main examination
7.3.2012
The training overview 2012 of the European Patent Academy is available online
5.3.2012
Film explains new Patent Translate service
2.3.2012
Decision of the President dated 2 February 2012 revising the basic fee for the European qualifying examination
2.3.2012
NL Netherlands - Change of name
1.3.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 12/11)
1.3.2012
The Official Journal 2/2012 is now available online
29.2.2012
Temporary unavailability of Open Patent Services (OPS)
29.2.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
27.2.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 6/11)
17.2.2012
Temporary unavailability of Open Patent Services (OPS) and Espacenet on 20 February
16.2.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new pending referral (G 1/12)
14.2.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petition for review (R 18/11 - R 2/12)
14.2.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
13.2.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
7.2.2012
Registration for East meets West 2012 - Forum on Asian patent information - now open
6.2.2012
Temporary unavailability of EPO Online Services portal on 11 February
1.2.2012
The Official Journal 1/2012 is now available online
31.1.2012
Notice concerning amended Rule 71 and new Rule 71a EPC
30.1.2012
HU Hungary - New fee rates
30.1.2012
LT Lithuania - New fee rates
30.1.2012
TR Turkey - New fee rates
31.1.2012
Changes of URL for OPS versions 2.6.1 and 2.6.2 as of 29 February 2012
27.1.2012
Notice from the EPO concerning updated Form 1001 (request for grant)
27.1.2012
Temporary unavailability of web services on 28/29 January
26.1.2012
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decisions on petition for review (R 2/11 and R 10/11)
26.1.2012
Case Law from the Contracting States to the EPC 2004-2011 is now available online
26.1.2012
EPO adds Japanese legal status data to its databases
25.1.2012
Asian patent information: Search guides for Japanese databases updated
25.1.2012
Catalogue of Differing Practices (CDP) published
24.1.2012
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
24.1.2012
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
24.1.2012
Temporary unavailability of EPO Online Services portal, Online Filing, Espacenet, European Patent Register and Open Patent Services on 28 and 29 January
20.1.2012
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the Trilateral Offices based on PCT work products
20.1.2012
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the EPO and the JPO based on national work products
20.1.2012
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the EPO and the USPTO based on national work products
19.1.2012
Supplement to OJ 1/2012 - Information from the Boards of Appeal is now available
19.1.2012
Communication concerning the electronic authentication of decisions of the boards of appeal of the EPO
16.1.2012
Online Filing software – new update 5.04 now available
16.1.2012
Notice concerning the situation in Thailand after the flooding at the end of 2011
16.1.2012
Asian patent information: search guides for Korean sources updated
12.1.2012
Register now for the EPO Online Services User Day
4.1.2012
Asian patent information: Search guides for Taiwanese sources updated
2.1.2012
The Official Journal 12/2011 is now available online

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