Category Archives: EP and UK Practice

Common Patent for European Union Adopted

The European Union has finally decided to adopt a common patent that will be granted in three languages – English, French and German – but will cover all of the 27 EU countries. Note that there is not a perfect … Continue reading

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Admissibility of Disclaimers – New Lessons From The EPO Technical Boards of Appeal

The following is a guest post from the 8/12 newsletter of Dr. Stefan Danner of DHS Patentanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.  Last year, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) handed down its decision in case G2/10 relating to the admissibility of disclaimers whose … Continue reading

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From The EPO: Oral Proceedings/Interviews Before Examining Division Can Be Held Via Videoconferencing

This is a guest post from Lynnea Fedyk, legal process assistant at Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Attached are two documents of particular interest regarding Oral Proceedings by video conference and submission of email during video conference. Should you like to … Continue reading

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Patentability Of Surgical Methods – New Insights From The EPO

This is a guest post from Dr. Stefan Danner Patentanwalt/German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney In its previous decision G1/07, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) shed new light on the patentability of surgical methods, particularly those forming part … Continue reading

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