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Summary published for user consultation on EPO Guidelines

The EPO has published the statistics on its recent online user consultation on the EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines. This was the first ever such public consultation, and it attracted almost 150 responses. About 33% of the comments related to issues in the field of biotechnology, and about 27% to computer-implemented inventions.

Contributions on the EPC Guidelines: Pie chart

Contributions on PCT Guidelines pie chart

All the contributions were discussed with user representatives at three meetings of the SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines (SACEPO WPG) that took place on 19 May, 8 and 9 June 2020.

In addition to the statistical overview, the minutes of the three meetings with SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines have also been published.

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