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Is there an European (EPC) equivalent or substitute for Nolo's Patent it Yourself?

A pro se provisional patent application has been submitted to the USPTO and the plan is to sharpen the provisional patent into a non provisional application. I have received guidance that there EU ...
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European Patent

I have filed a provisional patent application in order to establish a priority date with the USPTO. That being said: does Europe have a similar mechanism to establish a priority date? what must I do ...
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Schrödingers Prior art 54(3) EPC

My current understanding: If a PCT application was filed before, but published after, the filing of a different European patent application, then the PCT application may be considered a 54(3) EPC ...
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Does claiming priority change the effective date for prior art concerning EPC §56?

Article 89 of the EPC provided that The right of priority shall have the effect that the date of priority shall count as the date of filing of the European patent application for the purposes of ...