Thursday, September 23 2021   \  Published by Lexology.

How to speed up EPO procedures

How to speed up EPO procedures


The choice to speed up a procedure before the European Patent Office (EPO) is a strategic one, motivated by factors such as: 

licensing opportunities;

enforcement against infringers;

the desire to increase a company's valuation;

a short expected time until marketing; and 

the need for leagl certainty.

Shortening the duration of the procedureis particularly important for applicants involved in rapidly evolving technologies. Continue Reading

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