Allowing Amendments Immediately Prior to OPI

Date Published

A request to amend the patent request for a standard patent application to:

  • convert the application to an application for an innovation patent; or
  • change the priority date to a later one;

cannot be allowed until after the date on which the application is advertised in the Official Journal as being OPI, if the request to amend was filed in the three week period before that date (Chapter 10 of the Regulations).