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European patent - Filing of translations and reduction of fees

According to the Rule 6 of the European Patent Office (EPO)  Implementing Regulations,

 

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A translation under Article 14, paragraph 2 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) ,(regulating general translation requirements at EPO) shall be filed within two months of filing the European patent application.

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European patent - Certification of translations

According to the Rule 5 of the European Patent Office (EPO)  Implementing Regulation,

Where according to the European Patent Office regulations  the translation of a document is required, the European Patent Office may require that a certificate that the translation corresponds to the original text be filed within a period to be specified. If the certificate is not filed in due time, such document shall be deemed not to have been filed, unless otherwise provided. 

 

European patent - Language in oral proceedings

According to rule 4 of the European Paten Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations

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European patent - Language in written proceedings

According to rule 3 of the European Paten Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations

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In written proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO) , any party may use any official language of the European Patent Office (English, German or French) . The translation referred to in Article 14, paragraph 4, of the EPC may be filed in any official language of the European Patent Office.

 

(2)

European patent - Filing of and formal requirements for documents

 

According to rule 2 of the European Paten Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations,

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European patent - Written proceedings

According to rule 1 of the European Paten Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations,

 

In written proceedings before the European Patent Office, the requirement to use the written form shall be satisfied if the content of the documents can be reproduced in a legible form on paper. 

 

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The European Patent Office as designated Office or elected Office

According to Article 153 of the European Paten Convention (EPC) ,


 

(1)

The European Patent Office (EPO) shall be

 

(a)

The European Patent Office (EPO) as an International Searching Authority or International Preliminary Examining Authority

According to Article 152 of the European Paten Convention ,  

The European Patent Office shall act as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority within the meaning of the PCT, in accordance with an agreement between the European Patent Organisation and the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization, for applicants who are residents or nationals of a State party to the European Patent Convention (EPC). This agreement may provide that the European Patent Office shall also act for other applicants. 

 

European patent - Unitary patents

 

According to Article 142 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) ,

 

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Renewal fees for European patents

According to Article 141 of the European Paten Convention (EPC) ,

 

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