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EPO User Consultation

17th December, 2018

The European Patent Office has launched an online user consultation to receive input on proposals relating to the timing of the examination process for European and Euro-PCT applications. These proposals include the possibility of deferring the start of the examination up to 7 years, in which case a European patent would be granted 10-15 years after the filing date. In 2010 FICPI already passed a resolution dealing with the issues of deferred examination. 

Every FICPI member is encouraged to participate directly in this consultation.

Author: Antonio Pizzoli

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