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Patent directions

The Patents Act 1977 allows us to give directions in some areas, so that we can react quickly to change.

We can direct other things but these are usually in the context of a particular patent or application.

Documents

  1. Filing patent applications by electronic means

    • Statutory guidance
  2. Submitting observations concerning the patentability of an invention

    • Statutory guidance
  3. Directions under section 124A of the Patents Act 1977

    • Statutory guidance
  4. Hours of business and excluded days

    • Statutory guidance
  5. Delivery of electronic uncertified copies of documents

    • Statutory guidance
  6. Electronic uncertified copies to be provided by email or disk

    • Statutory guidance
  7. Electronic filing of pending patent application documents

    • Statutory guidance
  8. Requests for electronic uncertified copies from patent files

    • Guidance
  9. Submitting opinion observations by electronic means

    • Statutory guidance
  10. Requesting an extension of time by e-mail

    • Statutory guidance
  11. Withdrawal of patent applications by e-mail

    • Statutory guidance
  12. Submitting post-grant amendments by e-mail

    • Statutory guidance
Published 5 September 2014