What's hot at the EQE online forum


G1/09 : Refused but still pending ...

The excellent IP weblog IPKat reported the publication on the EPO register of G1/09. The summary on this weblog tells the story so I will limit this post to the decision itself:

In the case where no appeal is filed, a European patent application which has been refused by a decision of the Examining Division is thereafter pending within the meaning of Rule 25 EPC 1973 (Rule 36(1) EPC) until the expiry of the time limit for filing a notice of appeal.

To read the whole decision, click here.


The end of Swiss type claims

In G2/08 the use of Swiss type claims was said to be no longer allowed 3 months after publication of the decision in the Official Journal.

The EPO has published a note on their website with more information, click here.
The three month period as determined in G2/08 expires January 28, 2011.

This means that Swiss type claims are no longer allowed in European aplications filed after that date, or having an earliest priority date of January 29, 2011. If any such application contains Swiss-type claims, the applicant will be invited to correct this deficiency.

The paper A tool has been corrected in view of this decision.
Read G2/08 here.


Adjustable D1 timing sheet

Apparently the timing sheets for D1 are appreciated and some people even want to have more control over the tables. Recently I received this timing sheet which offers a bit more options than the one that is already available for some time. Needless to say that passing D1 will never depend on a correct timing sheet, yet I believe it really helps in managing your time during the exams and/or your preparations.

Good luck and thanks for sending me this file !
Related Posts with Thumbnails