Formal Journal April 2020. Citation: A44Online publication date: 30.4.2020

Formal Journal April 2020. Citation: A44Online publication date: 30.4.2020

Article 44

Citation: A44Online book date: 30.4.2020

EUROPEAN PATENT WORKPLACE

Information through the EPO

Choice regarding the Vice-President Legal and Overseas Affairs associated with European Patent Office (Directorate-General 5) dated 21 April 2020 regarding the conditions for taking part in the pilot task for on line Filing 2.0

Relative to Article 12 associated with the decision associated with President associated with the patent that is european (EPO) dated 11 March 2015 regarding the pilot task to introduce brand brand new way of electronic interaction in EPO procedures (OJ EPO 2015, A28), plus in specific its Articles 6 and 7, it was determined that, included in that pilot task, papers in procedures underneath the EPC as well as the PCT might be filed online in the form of the internet Filing 2.0 computer pc computer software, at the mercy of the relevant laws put down into the EPC and PCT as well as the current conditions.

Article 1Term of this on line Filing 2.0 pilot task

The internet Filing 2.0 pilot project begins on 4 May 2020.

Article 2Conditions for involvement

Anyone may participate in the web Filing 2.0 pilot project upon legitimate invitation and registration because of the EPO. 1

Article 3Online filing means

(1) underneath the on line Filing 2.0 pilot task, participants may register the application form papers specified in Article 5 with all the EPO on line, utilizing the on the web Filing 2.0 pc pc software.

(2) Filing by way of EPO on line Filing (OLF), the EPO instance management system (CMS) in addition to EPO Web-Form Filing solution (Web-Form Filing) 2 and also by method of PCT-SAFE, ePCT-Filing and also the ePCT service for uploading documents is excluded through the on line Filing 2.0 pilot task.

(3) through the on the web Filing 2.0 pilot task, you won’t be feasible to import application papers through direct integration for the Patent administration System (PMS) or even to submit application documents ready with PatXML computer pc computer software.

(4) The laws regulating online filing means use mutatis mutandis to your filing prior to paragraph 1. 3

Article format that is 4DOCX

Application papers filed in DOCX format prior to Articles 3 and 5 must adhere to the specs within the definition that is format by the EPO on its web site. 4

Article 5Documents which may be filed underneath the on line Filing 2.0 pilot task

The after papers may be filed relative to Article 3:

(a) EPO Form 1001, with the description, claims, abstract and drawings (application papers) of the patent that is european and, if needed, translations of every among these papers, in PDF or DOCX format, as well as other papers in PDF format;

(b) whenever going into the phase that is europeanRule 159 EPC), EPO Form 1200, as well as any amendments for the processing within the European period, including amendments under Article 19 and 34 PCT, and, if needed, their translations, along with other papers, in PDF structure;

(c) type PCT/RO/101, alongside the application papers of an application that is international because of the EPO as getting workplace beneath the PCT, and, if needed, translations of any of the papers, in PDF or XML structure, 5 along with other papers in PDF structure;

(d) series listings for worldwide, European and Euro-PCT applications in conformity with all the conditions regulating the filing of sequence listings; 6

( ag ag e) upon further announcement, the papers under paragraphs (b) and (c) in, instead, DOCX structure;

(f) upon further announcement, the program papers of a worldwide application filed with all the EPO as (Supplementary) Overseas Browsing Authority or Global Preliminary Examining Authority beneath the PCT, including a need for preliminary assessment within the worldwide phase (PCT need), in PDF or DOCX structure;

(g) upon further announcement, amendments, modifications and rectifications of papers under (a), (b), (c), ( e) and (f) up to grant in PDF or DOCX structure and documents under (d) up to latin dating site give relative to the conditions regulating the filing of series listings 7 (EPO Form 1038, PCT-SFD);

(h) upon further announcement, papers in opposition, limitation, revocation and appeal procedures and procedures prior to the Enlarged Board of Appeal in PDF or DOCX structure.

Article 6User guides

The filing of documents must adhere to the formal and technical demands specified into the individual guides on Online Filing 2.0 and DOCX filing, that will be distributed around the individuals when you look at the on line Filing 2.0 pilot task.

Article 7Existing ways of filing documents aren’t impacted

The web Filing 2.0 pilot task is without prejudice into the current ways of filing documents.

Complete at Munich, 21 April 2020

Christoph Ernst

Vice-President Legal and Overseas Affairs associated with European Patent Office (Directorate-General 5)

1 understand necessitate individuals posted from the EPO internet site: epo.org/applying/online-services/improving. Html.

2 Decision of this President for the European Patent Office dated 9 might 2018 in regards to the electronic filing of documents (OJ EPO 2018, A45).

3 See in specific your choice for the President of this Patent that is european Office 9 might 2018 in regards to the electronic filing of documents (OJ EPO 2018, A45) and also the notice through the European Patent Office dated 9 might 2018 in regards to the electronic filing of documents (OJ EPO 2018, A46).

4 See the meaning of “DOCX” under Article 4 regarding the choice associated with the Vice-President Legal and Global Affairs regarding the patent that is european (Directorate-General 5) dated 21 April 2020 in regards to the conditions for taking part in the pilot project for on the web Filing 2.0 (OJ EPO 2020, A45).

5 papers in DOCX could be transformed into XML before filing in the form of WIPO’s converter, which can be incorporated when you look at the on line Filing 2.0 computer software.

6 Rule 30 EPC, Rule 13ter PCT, your choice of this President for the Patent that is european Office 28 April 2011 in the filing of series listings (OJ EPO 2011, 372) therefore the notice through the European Patent Office dated 18 October 2013 in regards to the filing of series listings (OJ EPO 2013, 542).