From 1 April 2014, the 24 month deadline to file a divisional patent application in Europe will be abolished. From this date, divisional applications can be filed at any time provided the parent application has not proceeded...more
Office changes rules for filing divisional applications so they are no longer time barred.
On October 18, the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office (EPO) announced that the 2010 amendments to Rule 36 of...more
On October 16, 2013, the European Patent Office’s Administrative Council adopted amendments to the rules for divisional applications. It repealed the 24-month time limit for the filing of divisional applications in Rule 36...more
The EPO has announced that it is changing the EPO divisional application deadline rules to eliminate the current 24-month deadline for filing divisional applications, and permit the filing of a divisional application as long...more
The EPO’s Administrative Council has decided to reverse the changes made in 2010 to the rules for filing divisional applications. These changes introduced a 24-month time limit within which divisional applications had to be...more
Australia has typically been viewed as a desirable venue in which to pursue patents, in part because the rules were more lenient than in other venues, including those at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. However,...more