In its October meeting, the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organization decided to repeal the restrictions on filing divisional applications which were introduced in 2010. As of April 1, 2014, it will again be possible to file a divisional application based on any pending patent application. The 24-month time limits for the filing of divisional applications are abandoned. However, an increased fee will be due for divisional applications of second or subsequent generation. The exact amount of this fee is not yet known.