According to an announcement of the European Patent Office (EPO) dated 4 August 2017 (OJ EPO 2017, A 75) the Guidelines for Examination (“the Guidelines”) have been amended.
New President nominated
Update of our news of February 27, 2017, September 26, 2016 and June 24, 2016
By Wolfgang Weiss and Christian Heubeck, Weickmann & Weickmann. This article first appeared in IAM Life Sciences 2017, a supplement to IAM, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division.
Update of our NEWS of June 24, 2016 and September 26, 2016
Obviously as incentive for a withdrawal of applications with low chances of success and/or minor commercial value by the applicants and thus reducing the heavy workload of the EPO, new regulations for the refund of the...
By Michael Dey Ph.D., Frank Feller Ph.D., Weickmann & Weickmann PartmbB and John McDonald Ph.D., J.D., Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP