Tag Archives: Divisional

It's Back To The Future For The EPO Divisional Application Deadline Rules

The EPO has announced that it is changing the EPO divisional application deadline rules to eliminate the current 24-month deadline for filing divisional applications, and permit the filing of a divisional application as long as the parent application still is pending. The change will apply to divisional applications filed on or after April 1, 2014.… Continue reading this entry

IP Australia Complicates Divisional Application Prosecution

The Australian Patent Office (IP Australia) recently implemented changes to its examination procedures for divisional applications that are designed to promote “prompt resolution” of their status, “particularly where the claimed subject matter of the divisional application is the same as its parent.” While resolving uncertainty is an important goal, the new procedures¬†add a new layer … Continue reading this entry