Online Filing software – new update 5.07 now available

20 March 2014 update

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its Online Filing software that a new update 5.07 for Version 5.06 (build is now available for download.

We highly recommended that users install it.

Users who have activated the Live Update function will be notified automatically.

The 5.07 update contains:

  • new features and functional changes related to amendments to the EPC's Implementing Regulations as of 1 April 2014
    • EP and PCT fee increases
    • changes to the procedure for divisionals (Rule 36 EPC)  
    • changes to the filing of translations and reduction of fees under Rule 6 EPC:
      30% reduction in all filing fees for applications filed in an admissible non-EPO language;
      30% reduction in the examination fee for requests for examination filed in an admissible non-EPO language;
      both applicable only to entities or natural persons making a declaration under Rule 6(4) EPC
    • introduction of a deferred execution date which allows users to have debit orders executed up to 40 days after their submission date
  • functional adaptations and arrangements
    • updated list of biological material depositary institutions
    • F1001 and F1200 adapted to allow the addition of future validation states
  • minor technical corrections and fixes.

Most legal changes will only become visible in the software from 1 April 2014 on.

Those still using older supported versions of Online Filing V5 (build up to build can download a separate update reflecting the 1 April 2014 fees (EP and PCT) only. The new fees will apply exclusively to newly created drafts, filings and templates.

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