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by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Classic Espacenet
Topic: Potential service interruptions this evening
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Potential service interruptions this evening

Dear Users, Due to unexpected service maintenance, you may experience interruptions in the following services between 19:00 hrs and 24:00 hrs CET this evening, 24.6.2021 Classic Espacenet OPS Published services We apologise for the inconvenience and the short notice and thank you for your understand...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon May 31, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: More than 130 million documents in GPI
Replies: 0
Views: 519

More than 130 million documents in GPI

Dear users,
Please note that there are now more than 130 million patent documents in GPI!

Further information can be found :arrow: HERE

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by EPO / Patent Information
Mon May 17, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: How to profit from patent
Replies: 0
Views: 435

Re: How to profit from patent

Dear Samantha,
General and detailed information on how to apply for a patent can be found HERE.

In addition following videos offer further information:
Patent information tour and IP tools - Put your business idea in context
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: patent law
Replies: 1
Views: 2552

Re: patent law

Thank you for your query which concerns obtaining a patent on an electronic payment method. From what you described it appears that the subject-matter which you would like to patent relates to a business method. Pursuant to Article 52(2)(c) and (3) EPC , business methods are excluded from patentabil...
by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: what happens when ISA's opinion (i.e. preliminary examination) is negative on a patent application?
Replies: 1
Views: 2548

Re: what happens when ISA's opinion (i.e. preliminary examination) is negative on a patent application?

Dear User, Following entry into the regional phase, unless it has been ISA or SISA itself, the EPO carries out a supplementary European search (see Euro PCT Guide 5.9.007 ). In that, it will consider any opinion from the (S)ISA/IPEA, but is free to digress from them when drawing up its reports and o...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Fee table is not clear at quick overview
Replies: 2
Views: 2546

Re: Fee table is not clear at quick overview

Minimum requirements for entry into the European phase: See the 'Guide for applicants: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)' 5.2.005 The following requirements shall be met and the current fees shall be paid within 31 months of the earliest priority date or where no priority is claimed fro...
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: regarding inventive step
Replies: 1
Views: 2086

Re: regarding inventive step

We understand that you would like to know how the EPO assesses inventive step and whether it amounts to a separate patentability requirement to novelty. You would also like to know whether it is possible to change the International Search Authority as originally selected and whether a search report ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: NEW VIDEO "GPI Introduction"
Replies: 0
Views: 578

NEW VIDEO "GPI Introduction"

With GPI you can: perform regular monitoring (e.g. monthly or quarterly) of technical areas or companies to identify newly added patent documents use the built-in charts to visualise technical trends and companies' patenting activity in your presentations and reports choose the data you want to see ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Global Patent Index (GPI)
Topic: NEW VIDEO "GPI Introduction"
Replies: 0
Views: 430

NEW VIDEO "GPI Introduction"

With GPI you can: perform regular monitoring (e.g. monthly or quarterly) of technical areas or companies to identify newly added patent documents use the built-in charts to visualise technical trends and companies' patenting activity in your presentations and reports choose the data you want to see ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Espacenet
Topic: popped up: you have reached daily limit !!
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: popped up: you have reached daily limit !!

Dear Marek, In order to make access to Espacenet fair for all users, some technical measures are implemented. As long as the EPO’s Terms of use (Point 11. for Espacenet) are upheld, you should not encounter rejection messages. https://www.epo.org/service-support/ordering/fair-use.html As an alternat...