• Reinforcing ties between the EPO and Japanese applicants

    Reinforcing ties between the EPO and Japanese applicants

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180118.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 18 January 2018 Organised jointly with JETRO Düsseldorf (the German branch of the Japan External Trade Organization), the seventh annual meeting between representatives of Japanese industry in Europe, JETRO and the EPO took... Continue reading

     
  • Intellectual Property Office – Patents Decision

    Intellectual Property Office – Patents Decision

    BL number O/034/18 Concerning rights in EP(UK)2350573 Hearing Officer Mrs S Eaves Decision date 16 January 2018 Person(s) or Company(s) involved Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH, Walter Hirning and Thomas Kühnhöfer Provisions discussed PA Act 1977 Section 13(1) Keywords Inventorship Related Decisions None Summary An uncontested application was filed by... Continue reading

     
  • Intellectual Property Office – Patents Decision

    Intellectual Property Office – Patents Decision

    BL number O/027/18 Concerning rights in GB1407732.5 Hearing Officer Miss J Pullen Decision date 11 January 2018 Person(s) or Company(s) involved Snap-on Incorporated Provisions discussed 76(2) Keywords Added subject matter Related Decisions None Summary The application relates to an electronic torque wrench tool and methods for storing information on the... Continue reading

     
  • Temporary unavailability of online services on 10 January 2018

    http://www.epo.org/service-support/updates/2018/20180109.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Owing to technical maintenance work the following online services of the EPO will be temporarily unavailable on Wednesday, 10 January 2018, between 19:00 and 22:00 CET: Discussion forums Contact and ordering forms Statistical... Continue reading

     
  • Intellectual Property Office – Patents Decision

    Intellectual Property Office – Patents Decision

    BL number O/014/18 Concerning rights in GB2521785 Hearing Officer Mrs S Eaves Decision date 5 January 2018 Person(s) or Company(s) involved Cornelius, Inc., Starbucks Corporation D/B/A Starbucks Coffee Company, David K Njaastad, Diane D Terry, Paul N Camera, E. Scott Sevcik and Peter S. Tinucci Provisions discussed PA Act 1977... Continue reading

     
  • Online Services software – New update now available

    http://www.epo.org/service-support/updates/2018/20180104a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 4 January 2018 update   The EPO is pleased to inform users of its Online Services that a new update of the PCT fees (PCT fee update of 01.01.2018) is now available for... Continue reading

     
  • Decommissioning of Open Patent Services (OPS) version 3.1

    http://www.epo.org/service-support/updates/2018/20180104.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The EPO would like to draw your attention to the planned decommissioning of Open Patent Services (OPS) version 3.1. Please see the OPS forum for details.

     
  • Re-organisation set to improve quality and efficiency in EPO’s patent granting process

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180102.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 2 January 2018 The European Patent Office has completed an internal re-organisation which will enhance the efficiency of its patenting process. The move is also expected to foster the timeliness of the patent... Continue reading

     
  • Intellectual Property Office – Patents Decision

    Intellectual Property Office – Patents Decision

    BL number O/664/17 Concerning rights in GB1001877.8 Hearing Officer Dr J Houlihan Decision date 21 December 2017 Person(s) or Company(s) involved Ajit Lalvani, KArtar Singh Lalvani and Robert Taylor Provisions discussed Section 1(1)(b) Keywords Inventive step Related Decisions None Summary The application relates to the formulation of compositions to alleviate... Continue reading

     
  • Technical fault in Online Filing

    http://www.epo.org/service-support/updates/2017/20171222a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. We are currently experiencing some issues with Online Filing, when trying to file a PCT application with a non-EP Receiving Office. Our technicians are working to fix the problem as soon as possible.... Continue reading

     
 
 
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