Friday, 14 February 2014

Handwriting at the EPO

Extract from a note on telephone consultation from 11 Feb 2014

The introduction of the rule forbidding handwritten amendments at the EPO has called consternation amongst practitioners as discussed amongst even the big boys with lots of software licences, portable printers and laptops will long battery life that inhabit the IPkat's illustrious corridors. Maybe the above note with its admission that the deficiency of writing by hand might be rectified offers some crumb of comfort. Nevertheless it does not say the Examiner would not take advantage of the issue to delay re-examination of the application.

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