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News from the EPO: The new Guidelines for Examination 2021 and Videoconferences

by Dr Naho Fujimoto


In this article, two topics have been selected and will be discussed that have a particular relevance on patent practice at the EPO: the new EPC Guidelines (Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office), and the recent developments on the use of videoconferences at the EPO and the Boards of Appeal, which has been the matter at issue in the referral case G1/21.

open article (only in Japanese)