Online Filing software – new update now available

29 March 2018 update

The EPO is pleased to inform users of its Online Filing software that a new update 5.0.10.168 for Version 5.10 (build 5.0.10.167 or lower) 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.

Minor known PDF issues in Euro-PCT are contained in this package; please rest assured that all submissions will be correctly handled.

The update contains:

  • New features and minor functional  changes
    • EP procedures:
      • Euro-PCT: payment of the third year renewal fee, amended Rule 51(1) EPC see  OJ EPO 2018, A3
      • F1038: Reduction of the appeal fee for natural persons and entities referred to in EPC Rule 6(4), see OJ EPO 2018, A5
      • F1038: Increase of the appeal fee, see OJ EPO 2018, A4
      • F1001, F1038, Euro-PCT: Electronic priority documents, see EPC Rule 53
      • minor technical corrections and fixes

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