Official Journal May 2021

Citation: A41
Online publication date: 31.5.2021

EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE


Information from the EPO

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 May 2021 concerning the further extension of the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions

The President of the European Patent Office, having regard to Articles 10(2)(a) and 116 of the European Patent Convention (EPC), has decided as follows:

Article 1

Further extension of the pilot project

The pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions, as set out in the decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 November 2020 concerning the modification and extension of the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions (OJ EPO 2020, A121), is further extended to run until 31 January 2022.

Article 2

Entry into force

This decision enters into force on 15 September 2021.

Done at Munich, 14 May 2021

António CAMPINOS

President

 

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