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Grouped contents, Year 44, 2021


Issues

IssueArticle number
ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Report on the 164th and 165th meetings of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (13 October and 15 and 16 December 2020 respectively)A1PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at January 2021)A2PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 15 December 2020 amending Rules 19 and 143 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 11/20) A3PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 23 March 2021 approving an amendment to the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (CA/D 3/21) A19PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at April 2021)A29PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at June 2021)A48PDFView
Report on the 166th and 167th meetings of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (23 March and 29 and 30 June 2021 respectively)A56PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at July 2021)A57PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at October 2021)A78PDFView
EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE
Information from the EPO
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 16 December 2020 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2021A4PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 26 December 2020 concerning the expansion of electronic notification via the MailboxA5PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 25 January 2021 concerning the updating of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent OfficeA6PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 25 January 2021 concerning the updating of the Guidelines for Search and Examination at the European Patent Office as PCT Authority (PCT-EPO Guidelines)A7PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 February 2021 concerning the amendment of Rules 19 and 143 EPCA12PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 3 March 2021 concerning the electronic filing of documentsA20PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 March 2021 concerning the launch of EPO's new filing service Online Filing 2.0A21PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 24 March 2021 concerning the conduct of oral proceedings in examination and opposition in view of referral G 1/21A30PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 April 2021 concerning the resumption of proceedings following decision G 1/19 of the Enlarged Board of AppealA31PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 8 April 2021 exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in the People╩╣s Republic of China from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC – utilisation schemeA38PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 May 2021 exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in Sweden from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC – utilisation schemeA39PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 May 2021 concerning exemption under Rule 141(2) EPC from filing a copy of the search results – utilisation schemeA40PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 May 2021 concerning the further extension of the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisionsA41PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 May 2021 concerning the electronic filing of documentsA42PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 May 2021 concerning the decommissioning of the EPO's filing service new online filing (CMS)A43PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 June 2021 concerning oral proceedings by videoconference before the Receiving SectionA49PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 June 2021 concerning oral proceedings by videoconference before the Legal DivisionA50PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 21 June 2021 on the information published in the European Patent Bulletin concerning Euro-PCT applications fulfilling the requirements of Rule 165 EPC and comprised in the state of the art under Article 54(3) EPCA51PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 June 2021 concerning the introduction of Cooperative Patent Classification symbols in the European Publication Server, European Patent Register and European Patent BulletinA52PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 7 July 2021 concerning the reduction of the fees for the international search and the international preliminary examination carried out on international applications in favour of nationals of certain states – revised list of statesA58PDFView
Decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs (Directorate-General 5) of the European Patent Office dated 19 August 2021 concerning the user area pilot projectA64PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 19 August 2021 concerning the user area pilot projectA65PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 27 July 2021 concerning the resumption of proceedings following decision G 4/19 of the Enlarged Board of AppealA66PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 19 August 2021 concerning the termination of the pilot project on notification by email during examination proceedings under the decision of the Vice-President Legal and International Affairs (Directorate-General 5) of the European Patent Office dated 23 July 2020A67PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 23 September 2021 concerning the payment of fees by credit cardA73PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 October 2021 concerning the issuing of EPO badges for professional representativesA79PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 13 November 2021 on the filing of priority documentsA83PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 November 2021 concerning priority document exchange between the European Patent Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office, the Korean Intellectual Property Office and the China Intellectual Property AdministrationA84PDFView
Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 November 2021 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2022A85PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 October 2021 concerning electronic signatures on documents submitted as evidence to support requests for registration of a transfer of rights under Rules 22 and 85 EPC and requests for registration of a licence or other rights under Rule 23 EPCA86PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 23 November 2021 concerning the staying of proceedings due to referral G 2/21A87PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 23 November 2021 concerning a further extension of the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisionsA93PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 17 December 2021 concerning the content, form and means of communication of the certificate for a European patentA94PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 17 December 2021 concerning communication of the certificate for a European patentA95PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 December 2021 on the filing of sequence listingsA96PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 9 December 2021 concerning the filing of sequence listingsA97PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 13 December 2021 concerning the processing of personal data in patent-grant and related proceedingsA98PDFView
Representation
List of professional representatives before the EPOA8PDFView
Instructions to candidates concerning the conduct of the European qualifying examination 2021A13PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA14PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA22PDFView
CEIPI seminars for the EQE pre-examination 2022A23PDFView
CEIPI – European qualifying examination 2022 ("main examination")A24PDFView
CEIPI/epi – Basic training in European patent lawA25PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA32PDFView
Announcement of the European qualifying examination 2022A44PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA45PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA53PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA59PDFView
European qualifying examination - Examination Board for the European qualifying examination - Examination resultsA68PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA69PDFView
Council of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent OfficeA70PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA74PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA80PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA88PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA99PDFView
Fees
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA9PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA10PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA15PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA16PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 18 March 2021 amending the Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA) and Annex A.1 to the ADA – Arrangements for the automatic debiting procedure (AAD)A26PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA27PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA28PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA33PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA34PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA46PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA47PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA54PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA55PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 13 July 2021 concerning revision of the Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA)A60PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 July 2021 concerning Central Fee PaymentA61PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA62PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA63PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA71PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA72PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA75PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA76PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA81PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA82PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA89PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA90PDFView
Fees for international applications: new equivalent amountsA91PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA100PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA101PDFView
BOARDS OF APPEAL
Rules of Procedure of the Boards of AppealA35PDFView
Communication from the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning case G 1/21A36PDFView
Notice of the President of the Boards of Appeal dated 13 April 2021 concerning the extension of electronic notification via the EPO Mailbox to appeal proceedingsA37PDFView
Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of 10 March 2021 - G 1/19A77PDFView
Interlocutory Decision of Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.02 dated 12 March 2021 - T 1807/15A92PDFView
Communication from the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning case G 2/21A102PDFView
INFORMATION FROM THE CONTRACTING STATES/ EXTENSION AND VALIDATION STATES
FI Finland
Payment of patent feesA17PDFView
LT Lithuania
Payment of patent feesA18PDFView


Supplementary publications


IssueArticle number
SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 1
Information from the Boards of Appeal – Presidium, business distribution and texts relating to proceedings
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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 2
EPO Boards of Appeal Case Law 2020
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