Patents in France

Have you always wanted to discover the specificities of France?
You will not be disappointed: immerse yourself in the mysteries of the INPI and French jurisdictions!

European patents

Have you always liked German rigor?
Welcome to the wonderful world of the European Patent Office and its "mathematical" logic!

International applications

Ever wondered how to get an international patent? 
Discover this magical procedure of the PCT that never succeeds in the grant of a patent!

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Restitutio in integrum 01/07/2019 - Table of Contents Chapter 1. Scope Section 1.1. Conditions Section 1.2. Focus on unobserved delay Section 1.3. Focus on the "vigilance required by the circumstances" 1.3.1. Principle 1.3.2.

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Filing requirements 19/06/2019 - The minimum conditions necessary to obtain a filing date and the requirements for the filing of a European patent application should not be confused. Let's look at these latest requirements ...

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Royalties 13/06/2019 - In order to move forward in the issuing process, one must not forget to pay fees (taxes). But still it is necessary to know how to pay them ... Chapter 1. Difference between tax and ...

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Corrections of errors 10/06/2019 - Even with all possible attention, it can happen that the unthinkable happens: an error. Therefore, the hardware error correction procedure is necessary. Chapter 1. Correction of errors in ...

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Appeal 07/06/2019 - Chapter 1. Decisions subject to appeal Section 1.1. Decision 1.1.1. Principle It can be complex to identify decisions during the various exchanges with the EPO. It's the content of a document and ...

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Prosecution rules 06/06/2019 - In order to organize the grant procedure, the INPI imposes certain formal rules that it is good to know.

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Unity of invention 06/06/2019 - In order to avoid abuse, the INPI requires that each patent application cover only one invention: this is the very concept of unity of invention. Chapter 1. Unity of Invention Fault Section ...

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Service of decisions, citations, notifications, etc. 04/06/2019 - Chapter 1. Examples of meanings Section 1.1. Decisions taken in written or oral proceedings must be served on the parties (A119 EPC and R111 (1) EPC). It is…

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Taxes 04/06/2019 - Chapter 1. Tax Requirement Section 1.1. Due date 1.1.1. Principle The due date is the first day after which the tax can be validly paid (AX Directive 5.1.1).

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Methods for filing an international patent application 04/06/2019 - Chapter 1. Direct Deposit The international application may be filed directly with RO (A10 PCT and Applicant's Guide §6.003). Direct deposit methods (addresses, etc.) are governed by ...

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