Monday, November 1, 2010

R.36 updated retroactively

The EPO has a decision on its website amending R.36 to included the references to R.71(1) & R.71(3) ans the only communications from the Examining Division that trigger the 24m time limit for voluntary divisionals.

No change in meaning has occurred - they have simply added to the Rule what the interpretation already was.

Ancillary Regulations - to be reissued this year (2010)

The EPO will provide an updated version of the Ancillary Regulations as Special Edition Nr 1 - it should be ready by the end of the year
These Ancillary Regulations comprise decisions of the president and notices of the EPO, and this will save candidates having to scan through 2.5 years of OJ's