Grouped contents, Year 43, 2020


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ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Report on the 161st and 162nd meetings of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (9 October, and 11 and 12 December 2019 respectively)A1PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at January 2020)A2PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2019 amending Articles 2 and 7 of the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 12/19)A3PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2019 concerning the reduction in the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications filed by nationals of certain states (CA/D 13/19)A4PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 12 December 2019 amending Rule 103 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 14/19)A5PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at March 2020)A28PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 27 March 2020 amending Rule 142 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 2/20)A36PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 May 2020 temporarily suspending the application of Rule 51, paragraph 2, EPC with respect to the additional fee, as referred to in Article 2, paragraph 1, item 5, of the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 6/20)A70PDFView
Report on the 163rd meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (Munich, 30 June and 1 July 2020)A88PDFView
EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE
Information from the EPO
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 29 January 2020 revising the Officeꞌs fees and expensesA6PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 January 2020 concerning the legalisation of certified copies of documents issued by the European Patent OfficeA7PDFView
Training event for patent search professionals: Search Matters 2020A8PDFView
List of days in 2020 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closedA9PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 December 2019 concerning forms and publications available from the EPOA10PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway programme between the European Patent Office and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property based on PCT and national work productsA11PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 February 2020 implementing Article 12 of the Rules relating to FeesA17PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 February 2020 concerning the reduction in the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications in favour of nationals of certain statesA18PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 29 January 2020 concerning the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020A19PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 February 2020 concerning the staying of proceedings due to referral G 4/19A20PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway programme between the European Patent Office and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property based on PCT and national work productsA21PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 March 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreakA29PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 March 2020 concerning search and examination feesA30PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 March 2020 concerning improved online file inspection in the European Patent Register of documents cited in opposition proceedingsA31PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 27 March 2020 concerning the electronic authentication of decisions and other documents relevant to the decision-making processA37PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 30 March 2020 concerning the extension of periods for the payment of feesA38PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 April 2020 concerning oral proceedings by videoconference before examining divisionsA39PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 April 2020 concerning oral proceedings and interviews to be held by videoconferenceA40PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 April 2020 concerning the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisionsA41PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 April 2020 concerning the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisionsA42PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 16 April 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreakA43PDFView
Decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs of the European Patent Office (Directorate-General 5) dated 21 April 2020 concerning the conditions for participating in the pilot project for Online Filing 2.0A44PDFView
Definition of "DOCX" under Article 4 of the decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs of the European Patent Office (Directorate-General 5) dated 21 April 2020 concerning the conditions for participating in the pilot project for Online Filing 2.0A45PDFView
Limit reached for participation in the IP5 collaborative search and examination pilot with the EPO as main International Searching AuthorityA46PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 27 April 2020 concerning the closure of the EPOʹs filing offices on 22 May 2020A56PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 March 2020 on the filing of priority documentsA57PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 31 March 2020 concerning priority document exchange between the European Patent Office and the Japan Patent OfficeA58PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 April 2020 concerning the electronic filing of documentsA59PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 May 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID 19 outbreakA60PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 5 May 2020 concerning the new patent system in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)A61PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 May 2020 concerning the payment of fees by credit cardA62PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 13 May 2020 concerning the filing of documents during telephone consultations and during interviews and oral proceedings held by videoconferenceA71PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 May 2020 revising its Notices dated 1 April 2020, concerning oral proceedings and interviews to be held by videoconference, and 14 April 2020, concerning the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisionsA72PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 26 May 2020 concerning abolition of the option to waive the right to a further communication under Rule 71(3) EPCA73PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 27 May 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreakA74PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 29 May 2020 concerning the temporary suspension of the application of Rule 51(2) of the European Patent Convention with respect to the additional fee for belated payment of a renewal fee for a European patent application (Article 2(1), item 5, of the Rules relating to Fees)A75PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 29 May 2020 concerning implementation of amended Rule 142(2) EPCA76PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 4 June 2020 amending Annex A.1 to the Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA) ‒ Arrangements for the automatic debiting procedure (AAD) and Annex A.2 to the ADA ‒ Information from the EPO concerning the automatic debiting procedureA77PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 4 June 2020 concerning changes to fee payment via the automatic debiting procedureA78PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 June 2020 concerning the resumption of proceedings following opinion G 3/19 of the Enlarged Board of AppealA79PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 June 2020 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties incumbent on the examining or opposition divisionsA80PDFView
Notice of the EPO dated 14 June 2020 concerning new Rule 20.5bis PCT on the correction of erroneous filings in the procedures before the EPOA81PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia based on PCT and national work productsA82PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines based on PCT and national work productsA83PDFView
Decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs (Directorate-General 5) of the European Patent Office dated 23 July 2020 concerning the pilot project on notification by email during examination proceedingsA89PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 23 July 2020 concerning the pilot project on notification by email during examination proceedings under the decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs (Directorate-General 5) of the European Patent Office dated 23 July 2020.A90PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 July 2020 concerning the reduction of the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications in favour of nationals of certain states – revised list of statesA91PDFView
Corrigendum, OJ EPO June 2020 (A82)A92PDFView
Information from the EPO
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 29 January 2020 revising the Officeꞌs fees and expensesA6PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 January 2020 concerning the legalisation of certified copies of documents issued by the European Patent OfficeA7PDFView
Training event for patent search professionals: Search Matters 2020A8PDFView
List of days in 2020 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closedA9PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 December 2019 concerning forms and publications available from the EPOA10PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway programme between the European Patent Office and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property based on PCT and national work productsA11PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 February 2020 implementing Article 12 of the Rules relating to FeesA17PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 February 2020 concerning the reduction in the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications in favour of nationals of certain statesA18PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 29 January 2020 concerning the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020A19PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 February 2020 concerning the staying of proceedings due to referral G 4/19A20PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway programme between the European Patent Office and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property based on PCT and national work productsA21PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 March 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreakA29PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 March 2020 concerning search and examination feesA30PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 March 2020 concerning improved online file inspection in the European Patent Register of documents cited in opposition proceedingsA31PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 27 March 2020 concerning the electronic authentication of decisions and other documents relevant to the decision-making processA37PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 30 March 2020 concerning the extension of periods for the payment of feesA38PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 April 2020 concerning oral proceedings by videoconference before examining divisionsA39PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 April 2020 concerning oral proceedings and interviews to be held by videoconferenceA40PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 April 2020 concerning the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisionsA41PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 April 2020 concerning the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisionsA42PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 16 April 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreakA43PDFView
Decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs of the European Patent Office (Directorate-General 5) dated 21 April 2020 concerning the conditions for participating in the pilot project for Online Filing 2.0A44PDFView
Definition of "DOCX" under Article 4 of the decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs of the European Patent Office (Directorate-General 5) dated 21 April 2020 concerning the conditions for participating in the pilot project for Online Filing 2.0A45PDFView
Limit reached for participation in the IP5 collaborative search and examination pilot with the EPO as main International Searching AuthorityA46PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 27 April 2020 concerning the closure of the EPOʹs filing offices on 22 May 2020A56PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 March 2020 on the filing of priority documentsA57PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 31 March 2020 concerning priority document exchange between the European Patent Office and the Japan Patent OfficeA58PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 April 2020 concerning the electronic filing of documentsA59PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 May 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID 19 outbreakA60PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 5 May 2020 concerning the new patent system in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)A61PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 May 2020 concerning the payment of fees by credit cardA62PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 13 May 2020 concerning the filing of documents during telephone consultations and during interviews and oral proceedings held by videoconferenceA71PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 May 2020 revising its Notices dated 1 April 2020, concerning oral proceedings and interviews to be held by videoconference, and 14 April 2020, concerning the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisionsA72PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 26 May 2020 concerning abolition of the option to waive the right to a further communication under Rule 71(3) EPCA73PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 27 May 2020 concerning the disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreakA74PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 29 May 2020 concerning the temporary suspension of the application of Rule 51(2) of the European Patent Convention with respect to the additional fee for belated payment of a renewal fee for a European patent application (Article 2(1), item 5, of the Rules relating to Fees)A75PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 29 May 2020 concerning implementation of amended Rule 142(2) EPCA76PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 4 June 2020 amending Annex A.1 to the Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA) ‒ Arrangements for the automatic debiting procedure (AAD) and Annex A.2 to the ADA ‒ Information from the EPO concerning the automatic debiting procedureA77PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 4 June 2020 concerning changes to fee payment via the automatic debiting procedureA78PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 June 2020 concerning the resumption of proceedings following opinion G 3/19 of the Enlarged Board of AppealA79PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 June 2020 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties incumbent on the examining or opposition divisionsA80PDFView
Notice of the EPO dated 14 June 2020 concerning new Rule 20.5bis PCT on the correction of erroneous filings in the procedures before the EPOA81PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia based on PCT and national work productsA82PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines based on PCT and national work productsA83PDFView
Decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs (Directorate-General 5) of the European Patent Office dated 23 July 2020 concerning the pilot project on notification by email during examination proceedingsA89PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 23 July 2020 concerning the pilot project on notification by email during examination proceedings under the decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs (Directorate-General 5) of the European Patent Office dated 23 July 2020.A90PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 July 2020 concerning the reduction of the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications in favour of nationals of certain states – revised list of statesA91PDFView
Corrigendum, OJ EPO June 2020 (A82)A92PDFView
Representation
List of professional representatives before the EPOA12PDFView
Instructions to candidates concerning the conduct of the European qualifying examinationA22PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA23PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA32PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA47PDFView
CEIPI seminars for the EQE pre-examination 2021A48PDFView
CEIPI – European qualifying examination 2021 ("main examination")A49PDFView
CEIPI/epi - Basic training in European patent lawA50PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA63PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA84PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA93PDFView
CEIPI (Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies): Extension of the enrolment deadlines for basic training in European patent law and preparation courses for the European qualifying examination 2021A94PDFView
Fees
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA13PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA14PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA24PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA25PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and prices applicable as from 1 April 2020A33PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA34PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA51PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA52PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA64PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA65PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA85PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA86PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA95PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA96PDFView
BOARDS OF APPEAL
Opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeal dated 18 July 2019, G 1/18A26PDFView
Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of 16 July 2019 - G 2/19A87PDFView
Fees
Communication from the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning case G 4/19 A66PDFView
INFORMATION FROM THE CONTRACTING STATES/ EXTENSION AND VALIDATION STATES
FR France
New fee ratesA67PDFView
IS Iceland
New fee ratesA53PDFView
MC Monaco
New fee ratesA54PDFView
PT Portugal
New fee rates – CorrigendumA15PDFView
TR Turkey
New fee ratesA16PDFView
New fee rates − corrigendumA27PDFView
INTERNATIONAL TREATIES
Synopsis of the territorial field of application of international patent treaties (situation on 1 March 2020)A55PDFView
PCT
Agreement between the EPO and WIPO under the PCT – Annex DA35PDFView
Agreement between the EPO and WIPO under the PCT – Annex DA68PDFView


Supplementary publications


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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 1
Information from the Boards of Appeal – Presidium, business distribution and texts relating to proceedings
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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 2
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal 2020
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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 3
Schedule of fees and expenses applicable as from 1 April 2020
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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 4
EPO Boards of Appeal Case Law 2018 and 2019
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