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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: 490

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: 103

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: 481

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: 441

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: 1726

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: 552

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: 315

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: 78

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...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Covid 19

Thank you for your query. Please note that the patent application in question is a US patent application. As mentioned in the EPO post at 14:30 on Wednesday, 7 October, the patent application is pending before the USPTO and being treated according to applicable US patent law. The US system, which is...
by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Technical issues
Topic: Direct links to older patents no longer working
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Direct links to older patents no longer working

Dear Espacenet User, We do not have Hayward's 1871 GB patent #2014 "Pavement Lights" in our database which explains why you cannot retrieve it. A colleague has found a link to the bibliographic data for you here . Please note that the links you are using are from a very old version of Espacenet. Alt...