Life sciences patentability issues in Europe


Potential conflict: patent protection and public interest

EPO and CNIPA start a pilot program regarding International Search


The European Patent Office (EPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will start a two-year pilot program on December 1, 2020. The program will enable Chinese applicants to select the EPO as their...

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EPO postpones Oral Proceedings in Opposition Proceedings due to COVID-19


The European Patent Office (EPO) announced on 29 July 2020 that, due to the continuing uncertainties surrounding the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, all oral proceedings in opposition cases scheduled until 31 December 2020 will be postponed...

UK withdraws ratification of the UPCA


Germany takes delicate course in ratifying the UPCA

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Abolition of the Option to Waive the Right to a further Communication under Rule 71(3) EPC


When the European Patent Office (EPO) intends to grant a European patent, it first informs the applicant of the text intended for grant (Rule 71(3) EPC). If the applicant files amendments or corrections to that text and the...

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