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PCT Procedures and Passage into the European Phase: 2nd edition available

Peter Watchorn and Andrea Veronese brought to my attention that as of March 2010 the second edition of their book "PCT Procedures and Passage into the European Phase" is available. 

Peter and Andrea wrote the following :

This second edition of "PCT Procedures" incorporates and explains all legal changes which came into force for the EPC and the PCT since the first edition of this book was published in 2006 (including, in particular, the coming into force of the EPC-2000). 

It also pre-empts changes to the EPC and the PCT which will comeinto force in 2010 (on 1 April and 1 July respectively). It explains in particular the changes regarding the limitation of supplementary searches in the European system, changes to the filing of divisional applications (relevant to non-unitary cases entering the European phase from the PCT) as well as changes to the procedures for making and indicating amendments in the EPC and the requirement to reply to EPO opinions or reports after entry into the European phase. 

Likewise for the PCT, the new Supplementary International Search, new procedures for the acquisition of a filing date and the late filing of application documents in the PCT as well as new procedures for correcting application documents are also explained in detail.

More information can be found on their website : http://www.pct-compass.com/

More links to study material can be found here.

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