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Quality Dashboard of the EPO – useful for applicants?

A few days ago, the European Patent Office (EPO) started publishing quality indicators on a specially created quality dashboard (see:

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The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that its fees will increase from 1 April 2024

The European Patent Office will increase most of its fees by an average of around 5% as of April 1, 2024. The fee increase will be significantly higher for the 3rd and 4th ren...

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European Parliament Supports Use of Some Plants Generated By New Genomic Techniques (NGT) But Opposes Patents for all NGT Plants

In a vote held on 7 February 2024, the European Parliament (EP) approved a proposal to

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Determining the value in dispute in patent nullity proceedings if the pharmaceutical product in question does not make use of the teaching of the contested patent – Value in Dispute V

In nullity appeal proceedings, on the application of the appellant the Federal Court of Justice ruled on 23 January 2024 (case no. X ZR 161/23 - not published yet) to signific...

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Decision on inventive step casts new light on EBA’s ‘plausibility’ guidance: T 0116/18 and a review after 10 months of G 2/21

In March last year, the much-awaited decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA), G 2/21, issued on the topic of “plausibility”, a catchword much appli...

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Paris, Munich, Milan – first revision of the UPCA adopted

It has been agreed upon for several weeks and was already confirmed at the meeting of the Administrative Committee of the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

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