2 October 2012 update
The EPO is pleased to inform users of its Online Filing software that a new update 5.05 for Version 5.04 (build 5.0.4.079 or higher) is now available for download.
Users who prefer not to install it will however still be able to file online without any adverse procedural effects.
Users who have activated the Live Update function will be notified automatically.
The 5.05 update contains:
Important information for users filing PCT/RO/101
Please note the following regarding "America Invents Act" implementation: for technical reasons on WIPO's side, the update to the PCT/RO/101 plug-in will take a little longer, but the software is expected to be updated by January 2013 at the latest. Applicants may, however, with effect from 16 September 2012, choose not to take into account the parts of the PCT-SAFE request form which enable an applicant to be indicated as applicant for "all designated States except US" or "the United States of America only", but instead indicate that the applicant is applicant "for all designated States" and ignore any related warning messages.
For further information on the America Invents Act, including other changes that will enter into effect under the new legislation, please see the USPTO website.