Federated European Patent Register – Interconnection with the IPO SR Web Register
The project is aimed to create the common European web register containing information on European patents granted by the European Patent Office and on their status in national phases at the national offices of the European Patent Organisation member states. The system shall also contain data on patents granted by national offices. The register shall provide information on the legal status of a patent.
Problems to obtain relevant information on patents in Europe led to creation of the Federated European Patent Register. The project shall provide this information on one request, e.g. number of a European patent, its owner or author, by displaying details and linking with other data from national offices web registers where the said European patent is valid.
In co-operation with the EPO the IPO SR implemented the first phase of the project Flexible Deep Linking in the end of 2012. The European patent register is linked with the IPO SR web register in the extent of European patents with designation for the Slovak Republic.
When a European patent with designation for Slovak Republic was not validated in the Slovak Republic after granting by the EPO, the notice on unavailability of relevant data shall be shown in the IPO SR web register.
For illustration there are examples for linking of the European patent register and the IPO SR web register called European patents with designation for the Slovak Republic. The code SK shall be activated after entry of a granted European patent with designation for the Slovak Republic into the European patent register. By clicking on this code the detailed information of European patent in the IPO SR web register shall be displayed.
Example: European patent No. EP2345565
When information on the European patent No. 2345565 in the European patent register is displayed, the Slovak translation with No. E11424 in the IPO SR web register shall occur by clicking on the code SK in Legal Status/Designated contracting states.