T 0013/20 – Internet Publication Dates

T 0013/20 – Internet Publication Dates

Overview T 0013/20 concerns the refusal of a patent application with a priority date in July 2004, where the relevant citation is D2: W.E. Ryan: “An Introduction to LDPC Codes”, XP002336953, pp. 1-23. A date of “August 19, 2003” – i.e. before the priority...
New EPO Guidelines Enter Into Force

New EPO Guidelines Enter Into Force

The EPO has introduced new versions of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office and the Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT Authority. Both sets of Guidelines took effect on 1 March 2022, as part of the EPO’s regular two-yearly...