Further Extensions for EPO Deadlines Available
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We previously published an alert that the European Patent Office (EPO), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had issued Notices that extended the times to file papers that could not be filed due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EPO extensions, which previously expired on April 17, 2020, have now been extended to June 2, 2020, by a second Notice, available here. As stated in this second Notice, it is otherwise identical to the prior Notice. The same limitations, caveats, and precautions regarding the availability of extensions thus still apply.
Theodore G. Brown, III
Menlo Park, CA
Andrew T. Serafini, PhD