Videoconferencing to become standard format for first instance oral proceedings at the EPO from 1 January 2023

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Art. 83 EPC – Potential nonsense in the description is harmless for a claimed and per se enabled invention

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Allowability of claim feature combinations under Art. 123(2) EPC – “preferably” features vs. “suitable” or “purely bay way of example” features

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Novelty of “degree of purity” inventions at the EPO – Don’t be guided by the EPO Guidelines

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Federal Court of Justice: No public availability due to omission of steps to keep information secret

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Legitimate interest in continuing the examination or opposition proceedings at the EPO after the expiry of the 20-year patent term

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Tip for obtaining the broadest patent protection for medical use inventions in Europe, in particular for US applicants

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Reloaded with T 1444/20: A second shot hits the EPO’s adaptation of the specification requirement

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Can an artificial intelligence be an inventor? – In the case of European patents not, in the case of German patents at least their activity can be referred to

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