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A foldable footwear, EP2382885 A1

Is this patent awarded or pending? If it is pending, how long will it be before a decision is issued?

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the answer can be derived from the register of European patents that you can find here: https://register.epo.org/espacenet/regviewer. It tells you that examination was requested in march and that in May the applicant filed amended claims 9and thus that the application is still pending). Further, if you click on the 'all documents' tab in the left upper corner of the page, then you will be directed to the file itself where you can view or download al documents from the file.

It will be impossible to tell how long it will take before a decision is issued. First of all, it will depend on (the workload of) the Examiner how quick he will take up the file and issue the first Office Action, and then it will depend on the nature of the claims and the objections against those claims how long it will take before the application is accepted or refused.

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Probably also worth noting the US counterpart, publication number: US2012079745. –  Jerry Coffin Nov 2 '12 at 13:41

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