31 July 2020
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.
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.