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Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: General Enquiry: Are "Trials" also patentable?
Replies: 1
Views: 5188

Re: General Enquiry: Are "Trials" also patentable?

Under the European Patent Convention (EPC), European patents are granted only for inventions which are new , involve an inventive step and are capable of industrial application . An invention can be, for example, a product, a process or an apparatus. The European patent system is based on the concep...
by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: EPO offices will be closed over the holiday period from 24.12.2020 to 10.01.2021 inclusive
Replies: 0
Views: 149

EPO offices will be closed over the holiday period from 24.12.2020 to 10.01.2021 inclusive

Dear users, Please note that our EPO offices will be closed over the holiday period from 24 December 2020 to 10 January 2021 inclusive. They will open again on 11 January 2021. During this time no user support will be available . You may continue to use our contact form to send us enquiries. A backl...
by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: who accepts International search report where ISA=EPO in the process of ePCT filing?
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: who accepts International search report where ISA=EPO in the process of ePCT filing?

Dear User, Thank you for your enquiry on the EPO “Patent Information Matter” Forum dated 6 November 2020 which was directed to the European and International Legal Affairs & PCT Directorate for reply. We would like to draw your attention to the Euro – PCT Guide, where you may find the necessary info...
by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: ePCT:how much time does it take to prepare ISR, where ISA=EPO?
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: ePCT:how much time does it take to prepare ISR, where ISA=EPO?

Dear user, Please see the 'Guide for applicants: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)' 3.2.010 . The ISR is established within three months from receipt of the search copy at the EPO as ISA or within nine months from the earliest priority date, whichever time limit expires later. See also: ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Q&A regarding "Patent rights & specific law issues"
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Q&A regarding "Patent rights & specific law issues"

Dear Customer, Please understand that the task of the European Patent Office is to examine and grant European patents. Where possible, Directorate Patent law provides general legal advice on new or more complicated legal provisions. However, we are not in a position and it is not our task to guide i...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: European Patent Register Introductory video (re-mastered)
Replies: 0
Views: 727

European Patent Register Introductory video (re-mastered)

The Register team has re-mastered the introductory video to include all new features and changes. You can access it directly on the Register Homepage, in the Help pages and on epo.org/register. Here a direct link to the video: https://e-courses.epo.org/mod/streaming/view.php?id=6689 Image of Registe...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: Covid 19

Dear Patentperson,

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by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Possible temporary service interruption 24.10.20
Replies: 0
Views: 646

Possible temporary service interruption 24.10.20

Dear Users, We have scheduled maintenance for tomorrow morning, 24. 10. 2020 between 08:00 and 09:00 hrs CET in which you may experience a short interruption while using Espacenet. We are confident that this disruption will not last longer than 10 - 15 minutes and apologise in advance for any inconv...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Searching SPCs with EPO Patent Information products
Replies: 0
Views: 346

Searching SPCs with EPO Patent Information products

There are two EPO products offering Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) search: Global Patent Index (GPI) and PATSTAT Online – both products use the EPO worldwide legal event collection. Both products require a subscription. One-month free trials can be requested at: GPI: https://www.epo.org/...
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Searching XP documents in the new Espacenet
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Searching XP documents in the new Espacenet

Dear Patent Information community, Do you know how to search for XP documents in the new interface of Espacenet? Simply enter the field identifier " CT= " with the XP number in the search field, then click on the Citations tab to see the XP document details. For example, enter CT=XP011099255 . https...