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Monitoring profiles

Profiles

Use the drop-down menu to choose which events should trigger an alert:


  • All entries. If you opt for "All entries", you will receive an e-mail notification each time there is a change to any of your monitored files.

  • Substantial procedural actions. If you select "Substantial procedural actions", a list of events is displayed and you can select the actions you want to be informed about. You must choose at least one of the categories from the list in order to receive notifications.

  • Data published in the European Patent Bulletin. If you are only interested in being notified when an event is published in the European Patent Bulletin, you should select "Data published in the European Patent Bulletin".


"Substantial procedural actions" profile

Generally speaking, the events covered by this profile are those which have a legal effect on the status of a file.

The exceptions to this are:


  • the "Intention to grant" communication, which is advance information intended to give interested parties time to prepare an opposition

  • the events relating to search report publication, which are also informational in nature


The following individual events are monitored by this profile, using the descriptions that appear in the Register:


Category

Description of events monitored

A publication

Publication in section I.1 EP Bulletin

Change or deletion - publication of A document

Single publication of search report

Change - publication of search report

Publication of search report

Publication of international search report

Supplementary search report

Change or deletion - publication of search report

Grant of patent (B1 publication)

(Expected) grant

Change or deletion - publication of B1 document

Patent maintained in amended form (B2 publication)

Patent maintained (B2 publication)

Change - publication of B2 document

Change or deletion - publication of B2 document

Limitation of patent (B3 publication)

(Expected) limited patent specification

Change or deletion - publication of limited patent specification

Withdrawal by applicant

Change - withdrawal

Application deemed to be withdrawn

Withdrawal of application

Application deemed to be withdrawn

Change - application deemed withdrawn

Application deemed to be withdrawn

Refusal of application

Change - refusal

Refusal of application

Intention to grant a European patent

New entry: Communication of intention to grant a patent

Change: Communication of intention to grant a patent

Deletion: Communication of intention to grant a patent

No notice of opposition filed within time limit

No opposition filed within time limit

Change - no opposition filed

Filing of notice of opposition

Change - opposition filed

Opposition filed

Opposition withdrawn

Opposition deemed not to have been filed

Rejection of opposition

Opposition rejected

Change - rejection of opposition

Opposition inadmissible

Revocation of patent in opposition proceedings

Revocation of patent

Change - revocation of patent

Revocation of patent by the patent proprietor

Patent revoked on request of proprietor

Change - Patent revoked on request of proprietor

Closure of opposition proceedings

Opposition procedure terminated

Change - opposition procedure terminated

Lapse of patent in a contracting state

Lapse of the patent in a contracting state

Change - lapse data for a contracting state

Licence

Change - licence