Question: What is my deadline for filing in Germany, France, Italy and England?
Answer: There is no current deadline for filing in individual European countries. We filed a European application through the EPO (European Patent Office), to take advantage of the unified process, and prosecution in English. Once the EPO grants the application, you will have 9 months to “register” the granted claims in any of the European countries of interest. By the time the application grants, it might also be possible to take advantage of a pan-European patent. Bottom line, there is nothing to do until the EPO grants the application.