Category Archives: European Patents

Fast-track patent agreement between EPO and Australia

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The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of Australia have recently launched a bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program which should allow accelerated prosecution of certain patent applications in Europe and Australia. This pilot program will run … Continue reading

EPO Relaxes Rules on Examination Fee Refunds

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It may be the case that you no longer believe that your European patent application will be useful, that the expense of keeping it going cannot be justified, or that it will not be possible to overcome the examiner’s objections. … Continue reading