Grouped contents, Year 40, 2017


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ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Report on the 150th meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (14 and 15 December 2016)A1PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at January 2017)A2PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at March 2017)A18PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at May 2017)A43PDFView
Report on the 152nd meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (28 and 29 June 2017)A54PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 June 2017 amending Rules 32 and 33 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 3/17) A55PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 29 June 2017 amending Rules 27 and 28 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 6/17) A56PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 June 2017 reducing the fee for the supplementary European search where the international search report or supplementary international search report was drawn up by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (CA/D 9/17) A57PDFView
Vacancy notice for the post of President of the European Patent OfficeA58PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at July 2017)A66PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at November 2017)A93PDFView
EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE
Information from the EPO
Extension of the pilot programme on search strategiesA3PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 12 December 2016 concerning the use of smart cards by persons not resident in an EPC contracting stateA4PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property based on PCT and national work productsA5PDFView
Notice from the EPO dated 20 December 2016 concerning security inspection of items delivered to its premisesA6PDFView
List of days in 2017 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closedA7PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 19 December 2016 concerning forms and publications available from the EPOA8PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 3 January 2017 designating the EPO's filing officesA11PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 January 2017 concerning the availability of the EPO filing officesA12PDFView
Delegation of functions and powers from the President of the European Patent Office to the President of the Boards of AppealA19PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 March 2017 concerning issuing a provisional opinion accompanying the partial search resultsA20PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 8 March 2017 concerning the processing by the EPO as International Searching Authority of informal comments on earlier search results ("PCT Direct")A21PDFView
Warning - beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to publish and/or register European or international patent applications and European patentsA22PDFView
Warning - beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to publish and/or register European or international patent applications and European patentsA37PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 6 June 2017 adding a new provision to the Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA)A44PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 6 June 2017 concerning the addition of a validation functionality to Online Fee PaymentA45PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia based on PCT and national work productsA46PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines based on PCT and national work productsA47PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 19 June 2017 concerning the EPO Online Filing software to be used for the electronic filing of documentsA59PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 July 2017 concerning the requirements and obligations for experts nominated under Rule 32 EPCA60PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 July 2017 concerning amended Rules 32 and 33 EPC (expert solution)A61PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 July 2017 concerning the resumption of proceedings following the decision of the Administrative Council of 29 June 2017 to amend Rules 27 and 28 EPC in order to exclude from patentability under Article 53(b) EPC plants and animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processesA62PDFView
List of days in 2017 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closed – corrigendumA63PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia based on PCT and national work productsA67PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 22 August 2017 concerning the payment of fees by credit cardA72PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 August 2017 concerning the payment of fees by credit cardA73PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 7 July 2017 concerning updated EPA/EPO/OEB Form 1200 (Entry into the European phase)A74PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 4 August 2017 concerning the updating of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent OfficeA75PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 24 August 2017 concerning the updating of the Guidelines for Search and Examination at the European Patent Office as PCT Authority (PCT-EPO Guidelines)A76PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Eurasian Patent Office based on PCT and national work productsA77PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 October 2017 fixing the amount of the fee for validating European patent applications and patents in TunisiaA84PDFView
Validation of European patents in Tunisia (TN) with effect from 1 December 2017A85PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 5 July 2017 concerning the filing and processing of third-party observations under Article 115 EPCA86PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 September 2017 concerning the situation in the USA, the Caribbean and Mexico after the hurricanes and earthquakes between 23 August and 21 September 2017A87PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 17 November 2017 concerning the refund of the search fee under Article 9(2) of the Rules relating to FeesA94PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 17 November 2017 concerning the refund of the international search fee by the EPO acting as International Searching AuthorityA95PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil based on national work productsA96PDFView
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 7 November 2017 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2018A97PDFView
Representation
List of professional representatives before the EPOA9PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA13PDFView
Announcement of the European qualifying examination 2018 - Pre-examination and main examinationA23PDFView
Notice from the Examination Secretariat for the European qualifying examination Registration pursuant to Rule 28 of the Implementing provisions to the Regulation on the European qualifying examinationA24PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA25PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA29PDFView
CEIPI seminars for the EQE pre-examination 2018A30PDFView
CEIPI - European qualifying examination 2018 ("main examination")A31PDFView
CEIPI/epi - Basic training in European patent lawA32PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA38PDFView
Council of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent OfficeA39PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA48PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA64PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA68PDFView
Notice from the Examination Secretariat for the European qualifying examination – compulsory registration prior to first-time enrolment to the EQEA78PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA79PDFView
Internship for patent professionals - Praktika Intern 2018 – working with examinersA80PDFView
Decision of the Supervisory Board amending Rules 2, 22 and 27 of the Implementing Provisions to the Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representativesA88PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA89PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA98PDFView
Internship for patent professionals - Praktika Intern 2018 – working with examinersA99PDFView
Fees
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA10PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA14PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA26PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA33PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA40PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA49PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA65PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA69PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA81PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA90PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 23 October 2017 concerning fee payments via bank transferA100PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA101PDFView
Fees for international applications: new equivalent amountsA102PDFView
BOARDS OF APPEAL
Decision of Technical Board of Appeal 3.2.07 dated 27 July 2016 - T 1691/15A15PDFView
Decision of Technical Board of Appeal 3.2.05 dated 14 April 2016 - T 577/11A41PDFView
Interlocutory decision of Technical Board of Appeal 3.3.09 dated 17 October 2016 - T 437/14A50PDFView
Decision of the President of the Boards of Appeal of 3 August 2017 designating the deputy of the President of the Boards of AppealA70PDFView
Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal dated 29 November 2016 - G 1/15A82PDFView
INFORMATION FROM THE CONTRACTING STATES/ EXTENSION AND VALIDATION STATES
AL Albania
Change of name and addressA51PDFView
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina
Payment of patent feesA52PDFView
ES Spain
New fee ratesA27PDFView
FI Finland
New fee ratesA42PDFView
Change of addressA91PDFView
IE Ireland
Payment of patent feesA16PDFView
Payment of patent feesA53PDFView
LU Luxembourg
Change of contact detailsA71PDFView
NL Netherlands
Change of contact detailsA103PDFView
PT Portugal
New fee ratesA104PDFView
RS Serbia
New fee ratesA83PDFView
SE Sweden
Payment of feesA34PDFView
SM San Marino
Payment of feesA92PDFView
TR Turkey
Change of name and contact details - New fee rates - Payment of patent feesA17PDFView
INTERNATIONAL TREATIES
Synopsis of the territorial field of application of international patent treatiesA35PDFView
PCT
Agreement between the EPO and WIPO under the PCT – Annex CA28PDFView
Accession to the PCT by Jordan (JO)A36PDFView


Supplementary publications


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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 1
Information from the Boards of Appeal Presidium, business distribution and texts relating to the proceedings
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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 2
Regulation on the European qualifying examination for professional representatives
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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 3
Annual report of the boards of appeal of the European Patent Office 2016
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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 4
EPO Boards of Appeal Case Law 2015 and 2016
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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 5
Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA) and their annexes
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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 6
Case Law from the Contracting States to the EPC
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