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Amendment of Rule 51(1) EPC relating to the payment of renewal fees

December 18, 2017

The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation held its 154th meeting in Munich on 13 and 14 December 2017. During the meeting, it approved to amend the wording of Rule 51(1) EPC to allow payment of the third year renewal fee up to six months before its due date. This enables all applicants to pay this renewal fee on regular entry into the European phase.

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Compulsory registration to the EQE

December 11, 2017

Notice from the Examination Secretariat for the European qualifying examination. Compulsory registration prior to first-time enrolment to the EQE

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Meeting of the ICT Group of EPPC

November 08, 2017

The ICT group of EPPC met on 8 November 2017 the EPO directors in ICT field, and various matters pertaining to issues on eligibility and patentability of ICT applications have been collaboratively discussed.

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António Campinos elected next EPO President

October 19, 2017

epi wishes to warmly congratulate Mr António Campinos with his election by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation as the new President of the European Patent Office from 1st July 2018.

Photo: ©EUIPO

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Oral proceedings in the case G1/16 (disclaimers) took place on 16th October 2017

October 19, 2017

If you are curious about what was said, Gabriele Leißler-Gerstl prepared a short report specially for our members. The report is available here (after login)

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