EPO patent practice update

EPO patent practice update

On 8 December 2017, we attended a meeting that CIPA hosted with EPO Directors Alfred Spigarelli (Director Quality Management), John Beatty (Director Patent Procedures Management) and Niclas Morey (Principal Director User Support & Quality Management) to discuss a range of topics related to current practices and proposed developments at the EPO. The meeting was chaired by CIPA’s Patent Committee Chair, Tim Jackson.

Throughout the meeting many topics were discussed including: quality control framework, early certainty, postponed examination, annex to summons for opposition oral proceedings, examiner proposed amendments in Druckexemplars, fee changes, and summons to oral proceedings as first examination action. 

You can read the entire write up by our Technical Assistant, Theo Carterhere

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