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  • EBA decides on the right to priority (G1/22 and G2/22)

    20 October 2023

    The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) issued a decision on 10 October 2023 in consolidated cases G1/22 and G2/22, dealing with two questions relating to the right to priority: Is the EPO competent to assess whether a party is entitled to claim priority under Article 87(1) EPC? If the […]

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  • EPO’s Deep Tech Finder

    17 October 2023

    The European Patent Office (EPO) have recently released a new tool to help find investment-ready startups with European patent applications. By allowing other businesses as well as investors search for startups filing patent applications with the EPO, additional information regarding new technologies entering the market will become more widely available. This provides greater investment opportunities […]

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  • Calling time on the EPO’s “ten day rule”

    3 October 2023

    The European Patent Office’s “ten day rule” will come to an end later this year following a decision made by the EPO’s Administrative Council in 2022. Under the existing “ten day rule” (provided by Rules 126(2) and 127(2) EPC), postal and electronic notifications from the European Patent Office are deemed to have been received ten […]

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