New Patents Examination Manual sections
We have added new sections to our Patents Examination Manual covering Sections 117 to 128 of the Patents Act 2013, and Regulation 147 of the Patents Regulations 2014. The new sections are as follows:
Sections 117 to 128: Restoration of patents and patent applications
This new section outlines our practice and procedures relating to the restoration of patent cases.
Regulation 147: Extensions of time in exceptional circumstances
This new section outlines our guidelines, practices and commentary on requests for extensions of time under Regulation 147.
Update to section on Regulation 82: Claims overlap between parent and divisional applications
We have recently updated the section of our Patents Examination Manual on Regulation 82: Claims overlap between parent & divisional applications. This is to take into account the following recent Hearings Office decisions:
- Oracle International Corporation  NZIPOPAT 5 (9 June 2021)
- Ganymed Pharmaceuticals GmbH and TRON-Translationale Onkologie an der Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Gemeinnützige GmbH  NZIPOPAT 6 (5 July 2021)
View our updated section on Regulation 82: Claims overlap between parent and divisional applications.