United Kingdom: Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014

April 6, 2014

United Kingdom: The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014, which came into force on April 6, 2014, replace rule 19 of the Patents Rules 2007 with the new rule on the procedure for filing a new application for a patent out of material contained in an earlier application as mentioned in section 15(9) of the Patents Act 1977, commonly known as "divisional applications". This new rule 19 of the Patents (Amendment) Rules sets out time limits and procedure for filing these divisional patent applications.