Deadline Reminders

One of the key features of the Patent Place platform, is the ability to set customizable reminders for individual European patent (EP) case, making sure you never miss a deadline again.

Deadline Reminders

One of the key features of the Patent Place platform, is the ability to set customizable reminders for individual European patent (EP) case, making sure you never miss a deadline again.

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Never Miss a Deadline

Missing deadlines can cost money, or even cause a patent application to lapse. Our customizable reminder tool is there to help mitigate these risks. Have reminders sent straight to your email to notify you when a milestone has been reached, and what actions needs to be taken.

Never Miss a Deadline

Missing deadlines can cost money, or even cause a patent application to lapse. Our customizable reminder tool is there to help mitigate these risks. Have reminders sent straight to your email to notify you when a milestone has been reached, and what actions needs to be taken.

Fetching data from the EPO

In order to provide you with the correct dates to take action, our system interacts directly with the EPO. Relying on dates and statuses direct from the EPO is safer and more accurate than any other method or tool. Don’t waste time or risk missing deadlines using internal sheets and calendars. This is where Patent Place can assist you.

Fetching data from the EPO

In order to provide you with the correct dates to take action, our system interacts directly with the EPO. Relying on dates and statuses direct from the EPO is safer and more accurate than any other method or tool. Don’t waste time or risk missing deadlines using internal sheets and calendars. This is where Patent Place can assist you.

Viewing Deadlines In Color

All formalities have a date by which they must be actioned. Our color phase system breaks down the period leading up to these deadlines into price bands. Each color phase incurs different costs due by the EPO and/or Patent Place. The aim of our color phases is to help you make informed, cost-effective decisions on when to process a formality.

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Viewing Deadlines In Color

All formalities have a date by which they must be actioned. Our color phase system breaks down the period leading up to these deadlines into price bands. Each color phase incurs different costs due by the EPO and/or Patent Place. The aim of our color phases is to help you make informed, cost-effective decisions on when to process a formality.

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Personalized Reminders

One shoe doesn’t fit all companies, so we give you full control over when you want to receive reminders of formality deadlines. Configure each case’s formalities reminder settings so it meets your business and filing requirements. This feature helps reduce the risk of missing deadlines and incurring further costs.

Personalized Reminders

One shoe doesn’t fit all companies, so we give you full control over when you want to receive reminders of formality deadlines. Configure each case’s formalities reminder settings so it meets your business and filing requirements. This feature helps reduce the risk of missing deadlines and incurring further costs.

Related FAQs

Reminder emails are sent to anyone who has selected to receive that reminder. Each Patent Place account-holder can choose for each patent and for each formality, which reminders they would like to receive – e.g. 2 weeks before the end of Renewal Green phase. When you add a Patent into your Patent Place portfolio, by default half of the possible reminders are set for you. If wanted, each Patent Place account-holder can easily opt out of receiving all reminder emails.

  1. Green – Majority of the window for processing a formality will be within the green phase, which is the cheapest phase to instruct in. This phase represents the period from when the window opens for instruction, up until the amber phase, which is close to the deadline. The only fees due here are the official fees required by the designated patent office, and our processing fees for the formality you intend to process.
  2. Amber – The earliest the amber phase can start is 10 working days from the formalities deadline and ends at the beginning of the red phase. This period can vary depending on the formality. Money transferred in this period requires manual actions from our team to ensure the instruction is processed in time before the red phase hits, where further additional costs are added.
  3. Red – The formality’s deadline is too close for it to be automatically processed online through Patent Place and requires urgent processing from one our IP support professionals. As this requires manual processing of the formality, costs are added to cover this work. We add an indicative additional 40% of the official fees. The final cost of the instruction will be provided to you by the professional handling your case. This phase begins 3 working days before the deadline.
  4. Renewal specific color
  5. Blue – Represents the 6 month extension period allowed by the EPO starting from the day after the initial deadline up until 6 working days before the final deadline. The EPO allows such late renewals, subject to an additional late fee.

The content and features provided in Case Overviews is dynamic, so depending on a case’s formality and how close it is to a deadline will impact what you can view and interact with.

No. You will receive emails to the email account you used to sign-up for Patent Place with.

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