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The European Patent Office Clarifies the Standard for Partial Priority
In case G1/15 the Enlarged Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office has just released the order of its decision as follows: “Under the EPC, entitlement to partial priority may not be refused for a claim encompassing alternative subject-matter by virtue of one or more generic expressions or otherwise (generic “OR”-claim) provided that said alternative subject-matter has been disclosed for the first time, directly, or at least implicitly, unambiguously and in an enabling manner in the priority document. No other substantive conditions or limitations apply in this respect.”
Published on: 1st Dec 2016
European and Unitary Patent
Pitfalls that US origin cases experience in the EPO
, head of Munich Office and Christine McCARTHY, Partner, BARNES & THORNBURG LLP
Dual protection of patentable innovations in the US and Europe has long strengthened the relationship between those economic markets and affected competition therein. However, patent applicants beginning their pursuit of protection with US origin applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) often face significant but often avoidable challenges in protecting their innovations in the European Patent Office (EPO).
Published on: 18th Oct 2016
To celebrate the publication of its book “Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: Europe Adopts New Tools for Innovation” and the launch of its Sim’UP tool, Regimbeau is organising a cocktail conference.
REGIMBEAU IP Academy 2017
REGIMBEAU is organising a 5-day training seminar on "European Patents and Designs: The Essentials" for clients and foreign colleagues wishing to acquire a working knowledge of the specificities of patent and design procedures in Europe. Participation of
Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT
Publication of: Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: Europe adopts new tools to promote innovation
The patent system in Europe will undergo major changes with the accord ratifying the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent shortly entering into force. It is within this context that this work has been conceived by REGIMBEAU’s IP attorney’s for use by practitioners. It is a thematic organization of the legislative and regulatory texts which will be faced in the near future. This work should be considered as an initial comprehensive assembly of the numerous of tools available, aimed at facilitating their practical use.
Published on: 14th Jan 2017
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Ranking 2016: REGIMBEAU, Leading French and 3rd European firm in number of International Applications
Managing Intellectual Property magazine has published the results of its annual PCT survey. REGIMBEAU is ranked 1st French and 3rd European Patent Attorney Firm in number of PCT patent applications (Patent Cooperation Treaty). These rankings are based on PCT data published on the WIPO website (World Organization of Intellectual Property).
Published on: 13th Dec 2016
Increase in Official Fees for Procedures at the EPO
From 1st April 2016, the European Patent Office will apply an increase of around 1% to most of its procedural fees. In order to avoid this increase, we invite you to examine the possibility of paying certain fees before the 1st April 2016 In particular, it may be worthwhile anticipating the payment of maintenance fees, as these can legally be paid in the 3 months preceding their due date.
Published on: 16th Feb 2016
REGIMBEAU, Firm of the Year 2016
Certification for Intellectual Property services in compliance with ISO 9001 standard version 2008.