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by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Temporary unavailability of several online services on 23 September 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Temporary unavailability of several online services on 23 September 2021

Owing to technical maintenance work the following online services of the EPO will be temporarily unavailable or with irregular behavior and limited functionalities on Thursday, 23 September 2021 between 20.00 and 21.00 hrs CET : Classic Espacenet European Patent Register Open Patent Services Third-p...
by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Classic Espacenet
Topic: Temporary unavailability of several online services on 23 September 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Temporary unavailability of several online services on 23 September 2021

Owing to technical maintenance work the following online services of the EPO will be temporarily unavailable or with irregular behavior and limited functionalities on Thursday, 23 September 2021 between 20.00 and 21.00 hrs CET : Classic Espacenet European Patent Register Open Patent Services Third-p...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Filling a Provisional Patent
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Filling a Provisional Patent

Dear user, The EPO does not offer 'provisional' European patent applications as is for example the case with the USPTO. Concerning your enquiry please note that under the European Patent Convention (EPC), any person who has duly filed, in or for any State party to the Paris Convention for the Protec...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: OUT NOW: Patent Knowledge NEWS!
Replies: 0
Views: 385

OUT NOW: Patent Knowledge NEWS!

On 8th of June the EPO launched its new bi-weekly magazine . It contains news, facts and also curiosities around patent knowledge. Are YOU curious to read more about latest developments, tips & tricks on how to use our products, the recent activities in PD54, the principal directorate Patent Knowled...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Espacenet
Topic: OUT NOW: Patent Knowledge NEWS!
Replies: 0
Views: 194

OUT NOW: Patent Knowledge NEWS!

On 8th of June the EPO launched its new bi-weekly magazine . It contains news, facts and also curiosities around patent knowledge. Are YOU curious to read more about latest developments, tips & tricks on how to use our products, the recent activities in PD54, the principal directorate Patent Knowled...
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Ongoing revision and changes on the CPC Y-tags
Replies: 4
Views: 4471

Re: Ongoing revision and changes on the CPC Y-tags

Dear Arleenzank,

In order for our CPC experts to provide you with a reply, could you please give us some examples of patent documents you feel should be classified in the scheme?

Many thanks in advance!
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: 3068

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: 2593

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: 4441

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: 4051

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...