Results of user consultation on EPO Guidelines

4 August 2021

Participants of the user consultation on the EPC and PCT-EPO guidelines The EPO has published a summary of the responses to its recent online user consultation on the EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines 2021. The consultation, the second of its kind and part of the EPO's annual Guidelines revision cycle, attracted almost 200 responses, many of them focussing on biotechnology issues and the EPO's practice regarding the adaptation of patent application descriptions.

Following discussions with the SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines on 20 May 2021, 35% of the comments received were adopted for the EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines 2022.

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