2013

20.12.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
20.12.2013
Decision amending Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees and adjusting the amount of the reduction in the fee for the supplementary European search (CA/D 14/13)
20.12.2013
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 December 2013 regarding the processing of documents filed by fax with the EPO at Berlin
20.12.2013
Notice from the European Patent Office concerning the launch of an online complaints form
19.12.2013
Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 2013 amending Rule 6 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and Article 14(1) of the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 19/13)
19.12.2013
Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 2013 amending Rule 103 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 16/13)
18.12.2013
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the IP5 Offices based on PCT and national work products
18.12.2013
The report on the 6th meeting of the Select Committee is now available online
17.12.2013
Online Filing software – V 5.06 full package for installation and new EP and PCT update now available
17.12.2013
New edition of Guide for applicants, Part 1 - "How to get a European patent" is now available
16.12.2013
Information about the closure of euro accounts of the European Patent Organisation
16.12.2013
Patent Information News number 4/2013 is available online
16.12.2013
Temporary limitation of the possibilities for filing of patent applications and other documents by facsimile
16.12.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
13.12.2013
Official Journal to go fully electronic from 2014
13.12.2013
The report on the 138th meeting of the Administrative Council is now available online
12.12.2013
Fees for international applications: new equivalent amounts
12.12.2013
Temporary unavailability of OPS
11.12.2013
Decision of the President of the EPO concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties incumbent on the examining or opposition divisions
11.12.2013
Decision of the President of the EPO concerning the entrustment to non-legally qualified staff of certain duties incumbent on the Legal Division
11.12.2013
Decision of the President of the EPO concerning the responsibilities of the Legal Division
11.12.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
11.12.2013
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 8 November 2013 concerning application of Rules 49 and 50 EPC to handwritten amendments
10.12.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
10.12.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
10.12.2013
Information about the closure of euro accounts of the European Patent Organisation
9.12.2013
EPO offices closed from 21.12.2013 to 1.1.2014
6.12.2013
A report of the "Creating markets from research results" conference is now available
5.12.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
2.12.2013
The Official Journal 11/2013 is now available online
29.11.2013
Temporary unavailability of order forms
28.11.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
19.11.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
14.11.2013
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 18 October 2013 concerning the filing of sequence listings
13.11.2013
Temporary unavailability of OPS
11.11.2013
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2014
8.11.2013
List of days in 2013 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closed - corrigendum
8.11.2013
Temporary unavailability of OPS
6.11.2013
Temporary unavailability of Online Services on 09 November 2013
4.11.2013
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 28 August 2013 on matters concerning representation before the EPO
4.11.2013
The Official Journal 10/2013 is now available online
31.10.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
30.10.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
29.10.2013
Asian patent information: Facts and figures updated
25.10.2013
Temporary unavailability of all 24/7 services
24.10.2013
Decision of the Administrative Council amending Rule 135 and 164 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 17/13)
24.10.2013
Decision of the Administrative Council amending Rules 36, 38 and 135 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 15/13)
24.10.2013
Decision of the Administrative Council abrogating its 1978 decision relating to the interpretation of the term "association of representatives" (CA/D 9/13)
17.10.2013
Online filing software - EP (certificate) update
17.10.2013
European Patent Convention, 15th edition is now available online
15.10.2013
Report on the EPO Tegernsee User Consultation
14.10.2013
Online Filing software – new EP CA certificate update
11.10.2013
Temporary unavailability of all 24/7 services
8.10.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
7.10.2013
The "Travaux préparatoires" area has been extended to include full, chronologically ordered documents recording the legislative history of the EPC 1973.
4.10.2013
European Patent Register and Register Alert survey - tell us what you think
4.10.2013
Case law of the EPO boards of appeal: 7th edition now available
4.10.2013
Patch for PCT/RO/101 after the eOLF 5.06 update
2.10.2013
Notice from the EPO about the improved new online edition of its Official Journal
2.10.2013
Notice from the EPO concerning the staying of proceedings due to referrals G 2/12 and G 2/13
26.9.2013
Online Filing software – new update 5.06 available
23.9.2013
Patent Information News issue 3/2013 is available online
23.9.2013
Third-party observations – updated version now online
20.9.2013
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 September 2013 concerning updating of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office
20.9.2013
Entry into force of the revised edition of the Guidelines for examination in the European Patent Office
19.9.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
18.9.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
16.9.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 4/13)
9.9.2013
Version 3.1 of Open Patent Services (OPS) is now the regular production version
5.9.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
5.9.2013
Communication from the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning case G 1/13
3.9.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
2.9.2013
The Official Journal 8-9/2013 is now available online
29.8.2013
Temporary unavailability of OPS
16.8.2013
Recording of Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court webinar now available online
14.8.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
7.8.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal invites statements on the "Broccoli II" referral
2.8.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
1.8.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petition for review (R 16/13)
1.8.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
1.8.2013
The Official Journal 7/2013 is now available online
23.7.2013
New version 3.1 of Open Patent Services (OPS) available for beta testing
9.7.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new pending referral (G 2/13)
9.7.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new pending referral (G 1/13)
9.7.2013
Asian patent information: Search guides for Taiwanese sources have been updated
5.7.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
5.7.2013
Re-numbering of Japanese documents now finalised
2.7.2013
The deadline for paper submissions for Patent Statistics for Decision Makers 2013 is 7 July
1.7.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
1.7.2013
The Official Journal 6/2013 is now available online
28.6.2013
Entry into force of a new system for search and examination fee refunds
21.6.2013
Temporary unavailability of all 24/7 services
20.6.2013
Worldwide Legal Status Database to contain data for Costa Rica
20.6.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petitions for review (R 14/13 - R 15/13)
19.6.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
18.6.2013
Patent Information News issue 2/2013 is available online
10.6.2013
Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 4 June 2013 concerning the problems caused by the Oklahoma Tornado in the USA beginning on 20 May 2013
3.6.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petitions for review (R 05/13 - R 13/13)
3.6.2013
The Official Journal 5/2013 is now available online
31.5.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decisions on petition for review (R 15/11 and R 15/12)
24.5.2013
Unavailability of some web services on Saturday
23.5.2013
Online Filing software – latest PCT update now available
15.5.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
14.5.2013
Temporary unavailability of Online Filing on 14 May 2013
8.5.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 6/12)
2.5.2013
The Official Journal 4/2013 is now available online
30.4.2013
Patent filings survey 2012 is now available online
26.4.2013
List of days in 2013 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closed - corrigendum
17.4.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
17.4.2013
Conference "PCT at the EPO" on 13 June 2013 in Munich - Register now!
17.4.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 12/12)
16.4.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 9/11)
11.4.2013
Temporary unavailability of some online services
3.4.2013
Request for feedback on new EPO homepage design
2.4.2013
The Official Journal 3/2013 is now available online
26.3.2013
Asian patent information: The FAQs on Chinese Taipei (TW) have been updated
21.3.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
21.3.2013
Registration for East meets West 2013 - Forum on Asian patent information - extended until Wednesday, 27 March
19.3.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 18/11)
14.3.2013
Patent Information News issue 1/2013 is available online
14.3.2013
Notice concerning exemption under Rule 141(2) EPC from filing a copy of the search results – utilisation scheme
14.3.2013
Decision exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in the Republic of Korea from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC - utilisation scheme
6.3.2013
OPS possible outages and disruptions between 8 and 11 March 2013
4.3.2013
New online open consultation regarding divisional applications (Rule 36 EPC)
1.3.2013
Notice concerning amended Rule 53(3) EPC
1.3.2013
The Official Journal 2/2013 is now available online
1.3.2013
Notice concerning adjustments to the system for search and examination fee refunds
28.2.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
27.2.2013
Notice concerning the request for early processing
25.2.2013
Registration for conference "PCT at the EPO" on 13 June 2013 in Munich now open
25.2.2013
Notice concerning the survey about online publication of the Official Journal
22.2.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petition for review (R 02/13)
20.2.2013
Asian patent information: all search guides for Korean patent information updated
19.2.2013
Temporary unavailability of OPS
19.2.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decision on petition for review (R 01/12)
14.2.2013
Asian patent information: Search guides for Chinese sources updated
7.2.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
7.2.2013
Registration for East meets West 2013 - Forum on Asian patent information - now open
7.2.2013
The Administrative Council's calendar has been updated
4.2.2013
Renumbering of units in DG Operations
4.2.2013
An e-learning module on Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) is now available
4.2.2013
Notice concerning the survey about online publication of the Official Journal
4.2.2013
The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has been updated
1.2.2013
The Official Journal 1/2013 is now available online
22.1.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decisions on petition for review (R 02/12 and R13/12)
22.1.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new petition for review (R 01/13)
21.1.2013
Web services not available on 26 & 27 January 2013
21.1.2013
End support for the legacy 2.6.2 OPS services
15.1.2013
User consultation on revision of rule 164 EPC has started
14.1.2013
Supplement to OJ 1/2013 - Information from the Boards of Appeal is now available
10.1.2013
User consultation on issues concerning international patent law harmonization has started
8.1.2013
The Official Journal 12/2012 is now available online
8.1.2013
Enlarged Board of Appeal: new decisions on petition for review (R 19/11, R 04/12 and R 05/12)
7.1.2013
Worldwide Legal Status Database to contain data for El Salvador

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