Online Filing software – PCT-DEMAND (demand under PCT Chapter II) plug-in now available for submissions to the EPO

Update: 30 June 2014

Following the announcement in the Notice from the European Patent Offices dated 13 June 2014 the EPO is pleased to inform users of its Online Filing software that they can now download an update of the PCT-DEMAND plug-in for version 5.07 (build 5.0.7.118).

This update allows you to create Form PCT-DEMAND (RO/401) and submit it and related fees payments to the EPO as IPEA.

In addition it contains an updated version of the PCT-SFD plug-in and a signing process improvement for the PCT/RO/101.

The closure of 13 euro bank accounts by 31 August 2014 is reflected in this update for all forms except PCT/RO/101.

From a technical perspective, all up-to-date certificates have been included and OpenSSL has been brought up to the latest version. A new thin client is also available for download in a separate ZIP file ("MSI and EXE file for alternative installation of Online Filing version 5 (thin client only)").

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

The user guide now includes a section about Form PCT-DEMAND.

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