An update for the V5 EPO online filing client is now available.
Please check http://www.epoline.org to download and for further details.
- Amendments to the Rules relating to Fees (entry into force on 1 April 2010)
- Changes in the European patent procedure (entry into force on 1 April 2010)
- Designation of Albania as a new member state of the European Patent Organisation (entry into force on 1 May 2010).
- Fee changes for all national offices (own and PCT procedure) relevant on or after 1/4/2010
- Other changes:
--Fee changes for EP and PCT (the latter will enter into force progressively from 1 April 2010)
--New/amended validation messages
--Improved V5 capability (software runs faster)
--Confirmation of receipt once again available in PDF and XML format in exported ZIP file
-- Address book import function corrected
-- Dedicated directory created for the "OpenSSL libraries" to prevent malfunctions caused by third-party software
-- Existing draft applications no longer disappear after being opened and then closed without saving (isolated incident)
-- Users who designated the Netherlands Patent Office (Octrooicentrum Nederland) as the receiving office for PCT applications can once again file applications without difficulty using V5
-- Users of the French application form can once again install the Online Filing software in the non-default directory
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