On November 1, 2014, Austria and Singapore joined the PPH programme. Under the PPH programme it is possible to file a request for accelerated processing Continue reading →
On 1 November 2014, the EPO launches a new service called “PCT direct”. An applicant filing an international application at the EPO in its capacity Continue reading →
As from 1 October 2014, the Russian patent law has changed. As from then, a.o., there is only one chance to file voluntary amendments of Continue reading →
The EPO has signed Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programmes with the patent offices of Canada, Mexico and Singapore. Such programmes aim at accelerated treatment Continue reading →
We are looking forward to the new Belgian patent law which will take effect tomorrow 22 September 2014.
The fees for entering the national phase of a PCT application in Indonesia have increased.
The EPO will be closed from 24/12/2014 till 01/01/2015. This means that deadlines before the EPO, expiring one of these days, will be extended until Continue reading →
As from 1 November 2014, it will be possible to directly pursue in a European national phase an invention which has not been searched during Continue reading →
As from 1 January 2014, a Korean patent application can first be filed in English, while the Korean translation can be filed later. The Korean translation of Continue reading →
Upcoming changes in the Russian patent law, as from 1 October 2014: – Prior art for a utility model will now include any information available in Continue reading →