Yearly Archives: 2017

UPC Update

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The UPC (Unified Patent Court) Preparatory Committee have announced that they are expecting the UPC to become operational by December 2017. The Committee also envisage that the “sunrise-period” (a period of a minimum of 3 months during which applicants can … Continue reading

Complaints confidentiality during opposition proceedings

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The procedures regarding the disclosure of communications during opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO) have been clarified by a recent case heard by the Technical Board of Appeal. Under Rules 79(1) and (2) EPC, the EPO should communicate … Continue reading