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by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Global Patent Index (GPI)
Topic: Availability of CN dossiers via the EPO Global Dossier
Replies: 0
Views: 2650

Availability of CN dossiers via the EPO Global Dossier

Dear Users, Please note, that the EPO Global Dossier team is aware of the current CNIPA dossier accessibility issues. We will inform you as soon as the service is stable again. In the meantime, we kindly ask you to contact asiainfo@epo.org to help you gain access to CNIPA dossiers. We apologize for ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Classic Espacenet
Topic: Availability of CN dossiers via the EPO Global Dossier
Replies: 0
Views: 3498

Availability of CN dossiers via the EPO Global Dossier

Dear Users, Please note, that the EPO Global Dossier team is aware of the current CNIPA dossier accessibility issues. We will inform you as soon as the service is stable again. In the meantime, we kindly ask you to contact asiainfo@epo.org to help you gain access to CNIPA dossiers. We apologize for ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Availability of CN dossiers via the EPO Global Dossier
Replies: 0
Views: 1120

Availability of CN dossiers via the EPO Global Dossier

Dear Users, Please note, that the EPO Global Dossier team is aware of the current CNIPA dossier accessibility issues. We will inform you as soon as the service is stable again. In the meantime, we kindly ask you to contact asiainfo@epo.org to help you gain access to CNIPA dossiers. We apologize for ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Availability of CN dossiers via the EPO Global Dossier
Replies: 0
Views: 3134

Availability of CN dossiers via the EPO Global Dossier

Dear Users, Please note, that the EPO Global Dossier team is aware of the current CNIPA dossier accessibility issues. We will inform you as soon as the service is stable again. In the meantime, we kindly ask you to contact asiainfo@epo.org to help you gain access to CNIPA dossiers. We apologize for ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Can a novel natural gene and it's protein identified by QTL-SEQ be patented?
Replies: 1
Views: 6281

Re: Can a novel natural gene and it's protein identified by QTL-SEQ be patented?

Thank you for your query directed to Directorate Patent Law. Please understand that Directorate Patent Law can only provide general legal advice regarding procedures before the EPO, without prejudice to the decisions of the competent departments in each individual case. With that proviso, we are ple...
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Temporary unavailability of some online services on 27 January 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 2960

Temporary unavailability of some online services on 27 January 2021

Due to technical maintenance activities, the following online services of the EPO will temporarily be unavailable between 16:00 and 20:00 hrs CET on Wednesday 27 January 2021:
  • ESPACENET
  • New ESPACENET
  • Open Patent Services (OPS)
  • European Patent Register
We apologise for any inconvenience.
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Temporary unavailability of some online services on 27 January 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 19903

Temporary unavailability of some online services on 27 January 2021

Due to technical maintenance activities, the following online services of the EPO will temporarily be unavailable between 16:00 and 20:00 hrs CET on Wednesday 27 January 2021:
  • ESPACENET
  • New ESPACENET
  • Open Patent Services (OPS)
  • European Patent Register
We apologise for any inconvenience.
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: General Enquiry: Are "Trials" also patentable?
Replies: 1
Views: 10830

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
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: 3273

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 ...
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: 3082

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: ...