Tag Archives: EPC

A Hidden Danger Under The EPC – The “Extension Trap”

Provided to us by Dr. Stefan Danner of DHS Patentanwalts GmbH, find below the current issue of the biotech IP newsletter dealing with recent EPO case law on Article 123(2)(3) EPC. Extension Trap

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Poisonous Divisionals — Just When You Thought It Was Safe …

This is a guest post from Malcolm Lawrence of HLBBshaw, European Patent Attorneys in Cambridge, UK. EPC Law & Practise – Poisonous Divisionals   1.  Introduction and Background 1.1 We have identified and researched a highly significant anticipation threat to … Continue reading

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Recent EPC rule changes restrict filing of Divisional Applications

Attached is an article by Malcolm Lawrence of HLBBshaw, Epping, UK 1. Background On 25th March 2009, the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation issued decision CA/D 2/09 which introduces stricter requirements regarding the filing of divisional applications. These … Continue reading

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Fed. Cir. Tees Off On Board's Evidence of Timing of Publication

ln re Lister, appeal no. 2009-1060 (Fed. Cir, Sept. 22, 2009) (link at bottom) the panel found that a manuscript by the inventor, “Advanced Handicap Alternatives for Golf” which he had sent into the Copyright Office some time prior to … Continue reading

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