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July 14, 2017
检索早期确认计划新规:EP申请人和PCT申请人在缺乏专利单一性时的新救济

直到2017年3月, 欧洲专利局还是以自己的名义, 直接受理EP(欧洲专利)申请和从PCT(《专利合作条约》)申请进入EP申请阶段的那些申请, 或者作为PCT申请的国际检索机构而存在. 一旦它在检索阶段确认不止一个专利存在, 就会向申请人送达一个部分检索报告, 内容包括: (a)关于业已识别之该最早发明的检索结果; (b)关于缺乏单一性之认定理由的解释; (c)检索审查员对于其他发明的确定; (d)要求为这些额外发明支付额外检索费用的任择性邀请书. 只有在这之后, 即:根据最终检索报告, 欧洲专利专利局才会提供检索意见, 其中包含欧洲专利局对于该最早发明的任何核驳(如果在欧洲专利局邀请之后, 申请人支付了相应的额外检索费用, 则包括欧洲专利局对于该额外发明的任何核驳). 一直以来, 欧洲专利局都在不断努力, 以便提高EP专利和PCT专利申请人检索的早期确定性. […]



European Inventor Awards 2017: the European Patent Office celebrates ideas that can change the world and improve everyday life.

The 12th European Inventor Awards were held at the Arsenale in Venice. This year the international jury was chaired by […]


June 28, 2017
“Correction” of expiry dates for granted SPCs now finally possible in Italy – sometimes!

The Italian PTO Board of Appeal has just rendered a milestone decision making it possible, in practice, to “correct” the […]


May 10, 2017
New early certainty for EP and PCT applicants in case of lack of unity.

Up until March 2017, when the EPO – acting as “itself” for direct European applications and for European applications resulting […]


April 12, 2017
The impact of the new EUIPO rules a year on from their introduction.

A year has passed since the coming into force of the Amending Regulation of the Community Trademark Regulation, and we […]



欧洲专利局要求与任何一方的书面和口头沟通必须公开

欧洲专利局 (EPO) 上诉委员会 (BoA) 最近作出一项决定, 欧洲专利局与任何一方 (例如提出异议方或专利持有人) 之间有关某一特定双方当事人案件的任何沟通必须通知各方, 并且记录在该案件文件的公开部分. 这一决定是在针对欧洲专利局异议局维持某一项专利的授权决定提起的上诉程序中作出的. 在一审异议程序期间, 异议方与欧洲专利局, 包括欧洲专利局的质量支持部门 (DQS, 该部门旨在处理欧洲专利局系统用户的投诉), 进行了各种电子邮件、信件和电话沟通. 欧洲专利局迄今为止的做法是, 与质量支持部门进行的任何沟通都属机密, 不向公众公开. 然而, […]


March 14, 2017
Written and oral exchanges with a party must be public, says the EPO.

A very recent decision of the EPO Boards of Appeal (BoA) held that any exchanges between the EPO and a […]



欧洲专利局重要决议声明部分优先权

欧洲专利局(EPO)扩大上诉委员会 (EBA, 欧洲专利局最高审判机构) 现已提交一份具有里程碑意义的重要决议, 决议中承认: 即使在随后欧洲申请中, 在先申请仅公开部分主题, 在先申请也可要求优先权. 这项决议之前, 欧洲专利局上诉委员会 (BoA) 的判例法出现了互相冲突的趋势. 事实上, 欧洲专利局上诉委员会部分决议已经承认, 若优先权申请仅公开在后欧洲专利申请要求的部分主题 (例如, 在先申请仅公开实施例 A, 而欧洲专利申请权利要求主张实施例A与实施例B可相互替换), 就在先申请已公开的相关主题, […]


February 13, 2017
Partial priority clarified by milestone EPO decision.

The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA), i.e. the EPO’s body of highest instance, has now rendered a milestone decision […]



进入欧洲专利区域阶段的优先权文件要求

对于指定或选定欧洲专利局 (EPO) 作为认证机构, 进入区域阶段的欧洲专利合作条约 (Euro-PCT) 申请, 并且要求优先权的情况下, 申请人必须向EPO提供先前申请的认证副本 (优先权文件). 如果在进入欧洲阶段后未提交优先权文件, 申请人则会被要求在通知之日起两个月内提交该文件. 这个时间限制不能延长. 如果优先权文件没有在该时限内提交, 则优先权丧失. 然而, 当能以其他方式得到优先权文件时, EPO不会发送要求该文件的请求. 对于PCT申请, 在这两种情况下EPO不会发送请求: 第一种情况是当优先权文件将会传送给EPO时. […]


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