Tuesday 6 August

Understanding compliance periods and divisional applications

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Start: Tuesday 6 August 2024, 12:30 PM

End: Tuesday 6 August 2024, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

In this Webinar Andrew will cover the following topics:

• Deadlines for filing a divisional application.
• Extending these deadlines and the associated test.
• The role of the intention to grant letter.
• Clarification regarding the grant dates afforded by s18(4) and s25(1) of the Patents Act.
• Compliance periods on divisional applications following our 1 May 2023 practice change.
• Deadlines for formalities requirements on new divisional applications.



Andrew Bushell, IPO

Andrew Bushell, IPO

Andrew currently manages an examination group and our patents practice team within the new Secure Patents directorate. He previously spent four years in Patents Legal Section where he provided legal assistance on both PCT matters and the Office’s digital transformation programme. Prior to this Andy spent three years in Legal Section advising on patent formalities matters, including extensions of time, assignments, and litigation queries. Throughout the majority of his 27 year career in the IPO Andy has worked exclusively in patents administration, managing various formalities sections and the Office’s litigation section before joining Patents Legal. Andy has spoken at the CIPA Paralegal Conference on numerous occasions.

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