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European patent - Prohibited matter in the patent application

According to Rule 48 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR)

(1)

The European patent application shall not contain: 

 

(a)

statements or other matter contrary to "ordre public" or morality; 

(b)

statements disparaging the products or processes of any third party or the merits or validity of the applications or patents of any such party. Mere comparisons with the prior art shall not be considered disparaging per se; 

(c)

European patent - Form and content of the abstract

Within the scope of our providing intellectual property protection in Europe, we provide as follows information about the regulation in the Rule 47 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR) about the form and content of the abstract.


 

According to this regulation,

1)

The abstract shall indicate the title of the invention.

 

European patent - Claims incurring fees

Within the scope of our providing intellectual property services in Europe, we provide as follows information about the regulation in the Rule 45 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR) about the Claims incurring EPO Official fees.


 

According to Rule 45 of the (EPC) (IR)

(1)

European patent - Unity of invention

 

According to Rule 44 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR)

(1)

European patent - Form and content of claims Part 2

According to Rule 43 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR) ,

 

 (4)

European patent - Form and content of claims Part 1

According to Rule 43 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR) ,


 

(1)

European patent - Content of the description

According to Rule 42 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR) ,

(1)

The description in one European patent application shall: 

 

(a)

European patent - Request for grant

According to Rule 41 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR) ,

(1)

The request for grant of a European patent shall be filed on a form drawn up by the European Patent Office (EPO). 

 

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