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On May 18, 2023, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, No. 21-757, affirming unanimously the Federal Circuit’s decision invalidating two of Amgen’s patents functionally claiming a genus of monoclonal antibodies that help reduce levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL, or “bad” cholesterol).

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Changes in EPO Divisional Deadlines – Fees Announced

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Following its previous announcement to repeal the 24-month limit on filing divisional applications, on December 13, 2013 the European Patent Office (EPO) announced an updated schedule of fees for filing European patent applications, on or after April 1, 2014. The attached table summarizes the total filing fees for applications filed electronically after that date. As indicated, an increasingly higher fee is applied to subsequent divisional applications filed after a 1st generation divisional application.

Application Type

Filing Fee (Euro)

European Patent application


1st generation divisional application


generation divisional application


3rd generation divisional application


4th generation divisional application


5th and subsequent generation divisional application


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