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Grouped contents, Year 45, 2022


Issues

IssueArticle number
EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION
Montenegro accedes to the European Patent ConventionA78PDFView
ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at January 2022)A1PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 15 December 2021 amending Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees and adjusting the amount of the reduction in the fee for the supplementary European search where the international or supplementary international search report was drawn up by one of the European International Searching Authorities (CA/D 13/21)A2PDFView
Decision of the Administrative Council of 14 December 2021 inserting a new Rule 56a and amending Rules 56 and 135 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and amending Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 2/21) A3PDFView
Report on the 168th and 169th meetings of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (13 October 2021 and 14 and 15 December 2021 respectively)A16PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at February 2022)A17PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at April 2022)A38PDFView
Report on the 170th and 171st meetings of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (22 March 2022 and 29 and 30 June 2022 respectively)A67PDFView
Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at July 2022)A68PDFView
SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Decision of the Select Committee of the Administrative Council of 16 December 2021 amending Rule 16 of the Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection (SC/D 3/21)A39PDFView
Decision of the Select Committee of the Administrative Council of 23 March 2022 amending Rule 16 of the Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection (SC/D 1/22)A40PDFView
Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection as adopted by decision of the Select Committee of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation of 15 December 2015 and as last amended by decision of the Select Committee of the Administrative Council of 23 March 2022A41PDFView
Rules relating to Fees for Unitary Patent Protection (RFeesUPP) as adopted by decision of the Select Committee of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation of 15 December 2015A42PDFView
EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE
Information from the EPO
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 22 December 2021 concerning the forthcoming introduction of the Unitary Patent and the possibility of requesting a delay in issuing the decision to grant a European patent in response to a communication under Rule 71(3) EPCA4PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 December 2021 concerning the forthcoming introduction of the Unitary Patent and the possibility of requesting a delay in issuing the decision to grant a European patent in response to a communication under Rule 71(3) EPCA5PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 December 2021 concerning the forthcoming introduction of the Unitary Patent and the possibility to file early requests for unitary effectA6PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 January 2022 revising the Officeꞌs fees and expensesA7PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 January 2022 concerning the refund of the search fee under Article 9(2) of the Rules relating to FeesA8PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 January 2022 concerning the refund of the international search fee by the EPO acting as International Searching AuthorityA9PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 16 December 2021 concerning the updating of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent OfficeA10PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 16 December 2021 concerning the updating of the Guidelines for Search and Examination at the European Patent Office as PCT Authority (PCT-EPO Guidelines)A11PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 16 February 2022 concerning the payment of fees by credit cardA18PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 2 March 2022 concerning the extension of the functionalities of Central Fee PaymentA25PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 March 2022 concerning the application of Rule 134(5) EPC in the situation resulting from the military aggression against UkraineA26PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 4 March 2022 concerning the staying of proceedings due to referrals G 1/22 and G 2/22A27PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 9 March 2022 about access to observations made by parties to opposition proceedings and by third partiesA28PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 21 March 2022 concerning search and examination feesA29PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 4 April 2022 concerning a further extension of the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisionsA43PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 25 April 2022 suspending the Patent Prosecution Highway programme between the European Patent Office and the Eurasian Patent Office based on PCT and national work productsA44PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 25 April 2022 suspending the Patent Prosecution Highway programme between the European Patent Office and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property based on PCT and national work productsA45PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 May 2022 concerning the web-based online service MyEPO PortfolioA51PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 11 May 2022 concerning the web-based online service MyEPO PortfolioA52PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway programme between the European Patent Office and IP Australia based on PCT and national work productsA58PDFView
Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the European Patent Office and the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (Saudi Arabia) based on PCT and national work productsA59PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 27 May 2022 concerning the filing of sequence listings in the international (PCT) procedure before the EPO as receiving OfficeA60PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 30 May 2022 concerning the allocation of the tasks to be carried out by the European Patent Office in relation to the European patent with unitary effect and concerning the entrustment of duties incumbent on the Unitary Patent Protection DivisionA69PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 8 July 2022 concerning the version of the EPO Online Filing software to be used for the electronic filing of documentsA70PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 23 June 2022 concerning the correction of erroneous filings in proceedings before the EPOA71PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 6 July 2022 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 statesA72PDFView
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 July 2022 exempting applicants claiming the priority of a first filing made in the Czech Republic from filing a copy of the search results under Rule 141(1) EPC – utilisation schemeA79PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 11 July 2022 concerning exemption under Rule 141(2) EPC from filing a copy of the search results – utilisation schemeA80PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 19 July 2022 concerning Central Fee PaymentA81PDFView
Notice from the European Patent Office dated 19 July 2022 concerning delegation to the European Patent Office of the PCT receiving Office functions of the Montenegrin Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism and closure by Montenegro of the national route under Article 45(2) PCTA82PDFView
Representation
Announcement of the European qualifying examination 2023A12PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA13PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA19PDFView
Instructions to candidates concerning the conduct of the European qualifying examinationA20PDFView
Notice from the Examination Secretariat for the European qualifying examinationA21PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA30PDFView
CEIPI seminars for the EQE pre-examination 2023A31PDFView
CEIPI - European qualifying examination 2023 ("main examination")A32PDFView
CEIPI - Basic training in European patent lawA33PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA46PDFView
Notice from the Examination Secretariat for the European qualifying examinationA53PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA54PDFView
epi Code of ConductA61PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA62PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA73PDFView
List of professional representatives before the EPOA83PDFView
Fees
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA14PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA15PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA22PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA23PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and prices applicable as from 1 April 2022A34PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA35PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA47PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA48PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA55PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA56PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA63PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA64PDFView
Fees for international applications: new equivalent amountsA65PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA74PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA75PDFView
Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and pricesA84PDFView
Warning – beware of approaches and requests for payment from firms purporting to register European patentsA85PDFView
BOARDS OF APPEAL
Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of 22 June 2021 - G 4/19A24PDFView
Communication from the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning cases G 1/22 and G 2/22A36PDFView
Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal dated 16 July 2021 - G 1/21A49PDFView
Notice of the President of the Boards of Appeal dated 1 May 2022 on informing the parties of submissions made by other parties to the proceedings and by third partiesA57PDFView
Interlocutory decision of Technical Board of Appeal 3.3.02 dated 11 October 2021 - T 116/18A76PDFView
INFORMATION FROM THE CONTRACTING STATES/ EXTENSION AND VALIDATION STATES
National law relating to the EPC: 21st editionA66PDFView
DE Germany
New fee ratesA77PDFView
MC Monaco
New fee ratesA86PDFView
INTERNATIONAL TREATIES
Agreement between the EPO and WIPO under the PCT – Annex DA37PDFView
Synopsis of the territorial field of application of international patent treaties - (situation on 1 March 2022)A50PDFView


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
Schedule of fees and expenses applicable as from 1 April 2022
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SUPPLEMENTARY PUBLICATION 3
Arrangements for deposit accounts (ADA) and their annexes (valid as from 10 September 2022)
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