2007 OJ Update of decisions (EPC 2000) ID 28889

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Update of decisions of the President and notices from the European Patent Office of relevance to patent practitioners

Special edition no. 3 of OJ 2007, the essential complement to the EPC 2000
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Revision of decisions of the President of the EPO in the light of EPC 2000

The forthcoming entry into force of the revised European Patent Convention and of the renumbered Implementing Regulations provided an opportunity for revising and republishing past decisions of the President and notices from the EPO.

This special edition of the Official Journal contains the decisions of the President and notices from the EPO which have been revised in the light of EPC 2000. Together with the 13th edition of the European Patent Convention, which contains a reference to these decisions and notices, this is intended to give as comprehensive an overview as possible of EPC 2000 in a convenient format.

All the Legal Advice from the EPO has been left unrevised. Issues dealt with there are included in the Guidelines for Examination. This will be completed when the latter are revised. Until then the Legal Advice will remain valid as long as it is not in conflict with the new provisions.

Entry into force of the decisions together with EPC 2000

All the decisions in this special edition will enter into force together with EPC 2000. When this publication went to press, the date of entry into force of EPC 2000 was not yet certain. However, the revised European Patent Convention and the related texts will enter into forceon13December2007atthe latest.