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by EPO / Patent Information
Tue May 24, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Temporary unavailability of "My EPO Portfolio Services (Pilot phase)" on 21 May 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Temporary unavailability of "My EPO Portfolio Services (Pilot phase)" on 21 May 2022

Owing to technical maintenance work, My EPO Portfolio Services (Pilot phase) will be temporarily unavailable or with irregular behavior on Saturday, 21 May 2022 between 09:30 and 13:30 hrs CET.

We apologise for any inconvenience.
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue May 03, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Can we go for Patent with Basic Circuit
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Re: Can we go for Patent with Basic Circuit

Dear Ashish, Please find here infos regarding novelty and state of the art. An invention is considered to be new if it does not form part of the state of the art. For a definition of "state of the art", see G IV, 1 . It is to be noted that in considering novelty (as distinct from inventive...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Is there a PCT fees timeline
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Re: Is there a PCT fees timeline

Dear vin.g , The EPO does currently not provide a PCT fees timeline to its users, we have however taken this on board for discussion. In the meantime for PCT timelines, please refer to Annex C.Timeline for international applications in the"Euro-PCT Guide": PCT procedure at the EPO. A link ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Patent Information Training
Topic: Patent Knowledge Learning - free-of-charge trainings
Replies: 0
Views: 11318

Patent Knowledge Learning - free-of-charge trainings

Get informed and learn from our patent information experts in our upcoming series of patent knowledge online seminars 26.04.2022 Introduction to the European Patent Register 28.04.2022 Creation of patent insight reports 29.04.2022 Europe and beyond – patent information from the EPO’s validation stat...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Patent Knowledge Learning - free-of-charge trainings
Replies: 0
Views: 1179

Patent Knowledge Learning - free-of-charge trainings

Get informed and learn from our patent information experts in our upcoming series of patent knowledge online seminars 26.04.2022 Introduction to the European Patent Register 28.04.2022 Creation of patent insight reports 29.04.2022 Europe and beyond – patent information from the EPO’s validation stat...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Asian Patent Information Services
Topic: Patent Knowledge Learning - free-of-charge trainings
Replies: 0
Views: 6544

Patent Knowledge Learning - free-of-charge trainings

Get informed and learn from our Worldwide IP experts in our upcoming patent knowledge online seminars 29.04.2022 Europe and beyond – patent information from the EPO’s validation states (Part I: Moldova, Georgia, Cambodia) 06.05.2022 Europe and beyond – patent information from the EPO’s validation st...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: When does EPO send notifications in electronic format?
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Re: When does EPO send notifications in electronic format?

Dear vin.g, The EPO does not send official communications by email. It does allow official communications to be accessed electronically and downloaded via the EPO Mailbox. The EPO's Mailbox service allows communications from the EPO to be delivered electronically via the EPO online services portal t...
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Can we patent, PROCESS to use of existing product in better way
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Can we patent, PROCESS to use of existing product in better way

Dear Ashish, In all cases the principles of novelty, inventive step and commercial application apply. If the process is certainly a new and not obvious way of using the product (please see novelty and prior art section of inventors guide), and there is an inventive step (it means that no one else ha...
by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Can we patent, PROCESS to use of existing product in better way
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Can we patent, PROCESS to use of existing product in better way

Dear Ashish, As in any other patent grant procedure, you need to be thoroughly familiar with patent matters if you are to steer your way successfully through the European route. So if you lack the requisite experience, we advise you to consult a professional representative before the EPO. A searchab...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Regarding inventive step (2) and possible revisions
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Re: Regarding inventive step (2) and possible revisions

Please note that the EPO is only responsible for the grant of European patents under the European Patent Convention. There is no centralised European system for utility models. Since your enquiry relates to utility model applications only, please contact the national offices offering such protection...