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  1. Transfer of rights

    R. 22. R. 85. 5.11.003 In order for a transfer of rights to be entered in the European Patent Register, the following requirements have to be met: (a) Filing of a request for registration of a transfer of rights in respect of one or more European patent applications or patents. For this purpose, you can use EPO Form 5050, which is available on ...

  2. Ownership Transfer of European Patents and European Patent Applications

    An assignment of a European Patent is the act of transferring ownership of the issued European Patent from the assignor to the assignee. Often, the assignment document is simply referred to as the "assignment". The two parties can be individuals or legal entities. Issued European Patents always need to be assigned on a country by country ...

  3. Recording an assignment at the European Patent Office

    Recording an assignment at the European Patent Office (EPO) can be straightforward provided that the formal requirements are understood and complied with. This article aims to set out those formal requirements so that pitfalls can be avoided. Article 72 EPC relating to Assignment reads: An assignment of a European patent application shall be ...

  4. EPO patent assignment recordal: signatures & evidence

    The main requirements for an assignment recordal have not changed. Article 72 EPC states: "An assignment of a European patent application shall be made in writing and shall require the signature of the parties to the contract". Whilst this legal basis has not changed, the level of evidence the EPO now requires has.

  5. The EPO relaxes its rules on recording assignments of patents

    European Union, United Kingdom March 12 2024. Our previous article reported on a controversial decision of the EPO's Legal Board of Appeal, which held that an assignments of a European patent or ...

  6. Stricter Rules for Patent Assignments in Europe

    Stricter Rules for Patent Assignments in Europe. September 30, 2016. Authored and Edited by Hazel Ford, Ph.D.; Stephanie M. Sanders. Many patent offices, including the USPTO, will record a transfer of rights on the basis of a document that has been signed only by the assignor. The European Patent Office (EPO) has traditionally followed the same ...

  7. Recording assignments with electronic signatures at…

    Recording assignments with electronic signatures at the EPO. 05 May 2022. Share. To record a transfer of ownership of a European patent (application) before the European Patent Office (EPO), evidence of the transfer must be provided in the form of a written document (such as an assignment) signed by all of the parties.

  8. Will your patent assignment document satisfy new European Patent Office

    Effective November 1, 2016, new European Patent Office (EPO) Examination Guidelines governing the transfer of European patent applications will take effect. The new Guidelines make two changes that transacting parties need to know: the assignment document must include the signatures of both parties (i.e., assignor and assignee); and the assignment document must include the precise job title of ...

  9. Recording assignments with the EPO

    12 October 2023. Articles. The European Patent Office's (EPO's) Legal Board of Appeal (LBoA) has drawn a line under the use of electronic signatures to record assignments. Assignments will need to bear the handwritten signatures of all parties in order to be recorded at the EPO. Here, we look at the background to this change in position on ...

  10. Recording an assignment at the European Patent Office

    European Union, United Kingdom May 14 2021. Document signing has presented novel challenges in the new remote-working environment. Recording an assignment at the European Patent Office (EPO) can ...

  11. Ownership Transfer of European Patents and European Patent Applications

    An assignment of a European Patent is the act of transferring ownership of the issued European Patent from the assignor to the assignee. Often, the assignment document is simply referred to as the "assignment". The two parties can be individuals or legal entities. Issued European Patents always need to be assigned on a country by country ...

  12. Assignments in the United States Do Not Always Pass Muster in Europe

    In Europe, an assignment of a patent application must be in writing and "shall require the signature of the parties to the contract." (Emphasis added.) Thus, according to European law, which was highlighted in a Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office (EPO) on November 14, 2006, both the assignor and the assignee must sign the assignment document.

  13. Searching for patents

    Technical information. We provide access to the largest single source of technical information in the world, with databases containing millions of patent documents. This allows you to find check out the state of art in technology and track emerging trends in technology.

  14. "New EPO Requirements Regarding Patent Assignments"

    As of November 1, 2016, new European Patent Office (EPO) guidelines require that the signatures of not only the assignor (s), but also the assignee (s) appear on assignment documents. These changes have no effect on assignments recorded at the EPO prior to November 1, 2016. However, when recording a transfer after November 1, 2016, an ...

  15. How to ensure an assignment will sail through at the European Patent O

    Senior associate Elizabeth Mills highlights some of the things to watch out for, and the information that you need to provide to ensure that your assignment sails through at the EPO without a refusal or delay. In order to register a change in applicant at the EPO, the old or new applicant must: provide evidence that convinces the EPO that there ...

  16. Acceptance of e-signed assignments: Clarification from the EPO

    For the foreseeable future, wet-ink signatures are back as the only recommended approach to executing assignments of European Patent applications (EPAs). In recent case J 0005/23, the EPO has backtracked from its notice issued on 22 October 2021 (referred to here as the October 2021 Notice), which we reported here, in which it had said […]

  17. European Patent Assignments and Name and Address Changes

    After grant of a European patent, most member states of the European Patent Convention (EPC) require that an assignment is requested before the national patent office. In addition, the EPO registers transfers and name and address changes of European patents during the opposition period or an opposition proceeding only (Rule 85, EPC).

  18. 3. Transfer of the European patent application

    A European patent application may be transferred for one or more of the designated contracting states. Art. 72 is an autonomous provision which exclusively governs the formal requirements of such transfers. The EPO registers a transfer of rights in respect of a pending European patent application (see A‑IV, 1.1.1 and J 10/93) in the European ...

  19. PDF Need to record a change

    The formal requirements for registration differ between Patent Offices, and also differ depending on the type of change that is being recorded. An overview of the requirements for recording various types of changes is provided below. Assignments An assignment transfers the ownership of a patent or application from one legal entity to another.

  20. Smart Search

    Welcome to the European Patent Register, the place to find procedural and legal status data on patent applications handled by the European Patent Office and on Unitary Patents from the moment that unitary effect has been requested. If this is the first time you are consulting the EP Register, please have a look at the introductory video below.

  21. Search for patents

    Find patents on the European Patent Office. Consult the online directory of patent information centres and other useful resources. Find patents on the Joint Research Centre (JRC) Search patents and technologies categorised by name, JRC reference number, IPR status, science area, keyword and JRC institute. ...

  22. Compulsory licensing of patents

    Compulsory licensing of patents. In 2023, the Commission submitted six patent-related legislative initiatives aimed at helping companies, in particular SMEs, make the most of their inventions and of new technologies, and contribute to the EU's competitiveness and technological sovereignty. In March, Parliament is due to adopt its first-reading ...

  23. European Patent Register

    The European Patent Register is the most complete and up-to-date source of publicly available procedural information on European patent applications as they pass through each stage of the EPO granting process and on European patents with unitary effect. This free online service contains procedural and legal information on all European patent ...

  24. Espacenet

    Espacenet - patent search. With its worldwide coverage and search features, Espacenet offers free access to information about inventions and technical developments from 1782 to today. Espacenet is accessible to beginners and experts and is updated daily. It contains data on more than 150 million patent documents from around the world.