Where else can I secure protection via my European patent application?

Did you know that a European patent application can be used to secure protection reaching beyond the EPC member states?  Perhaps surprisingly, a European patent application can be used to obtain protection in other territories – including some geographically remote from Europe.  This article summarises relevant information about extension states, validation states and requesting protection

Australia and Europe hit the Patent Prosecution Highway

Australian patent applicants take note: there is now a way to speed up the progress of your corresponding European application. If you obtain an accepted Australian application (or have a granted Australian patent) and have at least one of those accepted claims in your European application, you can use the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) to