Monthly Archives: January 2017

EPO stays proceedings

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As of December 2016, the European Patent Office (EPO) has stayed all examination and opposition proceedings relating to patents and patent applications in which the decision depends on the patentability of a plant or animal obtained by an essentially biological … Continue reading

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