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EPC RULE CHANGES 2009 Nicholas Fox. April 2009 Law Changes Extra pages fee for applications with over 35 pages due on filing for applications filed on.

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1 EPC RULE CHANGES 2009 Nicholas Fox

2 April 2009 Law Changes Extra pages fee for applications with over 35 pages due on filing for applications filed on or after 1 April 2009 – Rule 38(2) EPC & RRF Art 2(1a) N.B. Extra pages fee for applications filed on or after 1 April 2009 no longer due on grant – RRF 2(7)

3 April 2009 Law Changes Individual designation fees replaced by a single designation fee for designating all contracting states for applications filed on or after 1 April 2009 – Rule 70(3) EPC & RRF 2(3) Extra, excess claims fees for claims in excess of 50 – RRF 2(15)

4 April 2009 Law Changes Renewal fees can only be paid up to 3 months in advance – Rule 51(1) EPC Example problem: Applicant files a request to enter the European phase on 31 March 2009 for a PCT application filed 1 October 2007 claiming priority from an application filed 1 October 2006 requesting that the 3rd year renewal fee be deducted from their deposit account

5 April 2009 Law Changes Applicant has not expressly requested early processing. Therefore EPC forbidden to act before 30 month from priority – Art 23PCT 30 months from priority is 1 April 2009. Therefore new rules apply. Renewal fee not due until 1 October 2009 and hence fee cannot be paid until 1 July 2009 Request ineffective have to pay fee at new rate and if not paid by 30 October 2009 must pay with 50% uplift

6 NICHOLAS FOX nicholas.fox@ipasset.com


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