The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO decided in the case G1/21 that during a general emergency not allowing parties to travel, it is permissible to hold oral proceedings with videoconference, even without the consent of all parties.
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Will evidence as proof of technical effect be allowed in the future if it has been submitted after the filing date?
Toimi Teelahti, Liisa Sarnes and Jouni-Tapio Laaksonen are our new EPA’s. Preparing for the challenging European Qualifying Examination ultimately benefits our clients.
Getting a marketing authorization for a pharmaceutical may take up a considerable amount of the patent term. Supplementary Protection Certificate gives companies a chance to get some of this time back as extended protection time.
Independent claims define the scope of an invention in its broadest form, whereas dependent claims facilitate modification of a patent application during its prosecution.
The right to priority gives the applicant 12 months from the filing of a parent application to make decisions on whether to file further applications internationally.