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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: 2
Views: 2038

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

Dear Arleenzank,

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

Many thanks in advance!
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Temporary unavailability of several online services on 04 August 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Temporary unavailability of several online services on 04 August 2021

Dear Users, Owing to technical maintenance work the following online services of the EPO will be temporarily unavailable or with irregular behavior on Wednesday, 04 August 2021 between 20:00 and 23:00 hrs CET: · European Patent Register · Classic Espacenet · Open Patent Services · Third-party observ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Classic Espacenet
Topic: Temporary unavailability of several online services on 04 August 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Temporary unavailability of several online services on 04 August 2021

Dear Users, Owing to technical maintenance work the following online services of the EPO will be temporarily unavailable or with irregular behavior on Wednesday, 04 August 2021 between 20:00 and 23:00 hrs CET: · European Patent Register · Classic Espacenet · Open Patent Services · Third-party observ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: European Patent Register and Register Alert
Topic: Temporary unavailability of several online services on 04 August 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Temporary unavailability of several online services on 04 August 2021

Dear Users, Owing to technical maintenance work the following online services of the EPO will be temporarily unavailable or with irregular behavior on Wednesday, 04 August 2021 between 20:00 and 23:00 hrs CET: · European Patent Register · Classic Espacenet · Open Patent Services · Third-party observ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Open Patent Services (OPS) and bulk data subscription products
Topic: Temporary unavailability of several online services on 04 August 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Temporary unavailability of several online services on 04 August 2021

Dear Users, Owing to technical maintenance work the following online services of the EPO will be temporarily unavailable or with irregular behavior on Wednesday, 04 August 2021 between 20:00 and 23:00 hrs CET: · European Patent Register · Classic Espacenet · Open Patent Services · Third-party observ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Classic Espacenet
Topic: Potential service interruptions this evening
Replies: 0
Views: 244

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: 553

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: 602

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:
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by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: patent law
Replies: 1
Views: 2560

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: 2559

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...