EQE coffee break question #49

Question The applicant for international application PCT-1 is based in Japan. Having regard to the provisions of the EPC and PCT, can the applicant itself comply with the requirements of Rule 159(1) EPC. No, a professional representative must first be appointed. No, a professional representative or an appropriate legal...

EQE coffee break question #48

Question A translation of an international application is not filed at the EPO in due time following entry into the EPO regional phase. How can this be remedied? The applicant can request reinstatement of rights under Rule 49.6 PCT. The applicant can file the translation, request further processing and...

FLUXDelta change WLAN settings via USB drive

This may not be the most relevant post to everybody. But if you also have backed the FLUXDelta 3D printer on Kickstarter and want to reconfigure its WLAN settings using a USB drive, keep on reading...

EQE coffee break question #47

Question International application PCT-1 claims priority from Korean utility model application KR-U1. Is a translation of the priority document required on entry into the European regional phase? A translation into the language of the proceedings is required within 2 months of the end of the 31 month period for...

EQE coffee break question #46

Question International application PCT-1 was not filed within the 12 months of its priority application. In practice, the priority period was missed by 25 days. The applicant filed a request for restoration of the priority right at the receiving office and this was granted under the “unintentional” criterion before...