Filing with the EPO as Receiving Office
Working with the EPO as ISA
Upcoming webinars (November 2019)
Upcoming webinar: Working with the EPO as IPEA and SISA
As an optional procedure, applicants can file a “demand” under Chapter II PCT and receive an international preliminary examination report from the EPO. This procedure gives applicants the opportunity to respond to any negative finding of the ISA during the international phase, as opposed to drafting and filing multiple responses with the national/regional offices where national phase entry is made. The webinar will also present the possibility to receive a supplementary international search report in addition to the search carried out by the competent ISA.
Upcoming webinar: Entry into the European phase: processing your application before the EPO as designated Office
An applicant interested in obtaining a European patent based on an international application needs to take the steps required for the so-called “entry into the European phase” within 31-months from the filing/priority date of an international application. The webinar will provide an overview of the requirements for entry into the European phase and of the procedural options available to the applicant at this stage of the procedure for the grant of a European patent.