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Divisionals U-Turn at the EPO

Authored by David Wraige

News broke last week that the European Patent Office's (EPO) Administrative Council has decided to remove the time limits for filing divisional applications.  As of 1 April 2014, applicants will be able to file divisional applications at any time whilst an application is pending at the EPO. Applicants need to be aware that this might change the way they choose to prosecute some of their applications - full details are in our advisory. There are still some details to be made available, which we will report in this blog when they are released.

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