Refunds of Examination Fee for European Patent Applications

The EPO has recently announced several changes in the availability of certain refunds of Examination fees paid for European patent

Accelerating Prosecution at the EPO

A question commonly asked about the European patent system is how to speed up prosecution of patent applications at the

The UKIPO: keeping opinions to itself no longer?

Background When the UK Intellectual Property Act (IPA) entered into force on the 1st October 2014, its major focus was

Considerations when filing amendments to claims approved for grant

Once the European Patent Office is satisfied that an application is in an appropriate form for allowance, a notification of

The back-and-forth of the Unified Patent Court Agreement

In a move that advances the establishment of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC), Luxembourg has become the latest signatory