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Article in epi Information Raises Discussions in Blogs

January 13, 2020

An article published in epi Information 04/2019 has triggered some interesting discussions in Internet blogs. The article concerns the issue of novelty of selected sub-ranges, in particular regarding purposive selection. The epi had requested the President of the EPO to refer this matter to the Enlarged Board of Appeal. This request was denied. Both the letter of the epi President and the letter on behalf of the EPO President are contained in epi Information. This publication was referred to by DeltaPatents and Le Blog du Droit Européen des Brevets and has generated a lively exchange of comments.

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