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EPC: Later filed claims with new subject-matter

The following question is EPC-related: I duly filed an application without any claims. Date of filing has been accorded under Art. 80, Rule 40. I will receive an invitation to file claims within 2 ...
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EQE Daily-D: Why should a US firm represented by a professional, in case of filing an EP application?

By practicing for EQE, I came across the following EPO Daily D-question: link to the question: https://e-courses.epo.org/mod/page/view.php?id=11191 An employee of Ford AG, Germany who is not a ...
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Why is Art. 54(3) EPC limited to only European patent applications?

Art. 54(3) EPC is limited to European patent applications and PCT applications in their European phase (R.165 EPC, if fees are paid, translations are provided). Why does he EPO limit the subject of ...
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What is the "procedural step" Art. 24(3) EPC is referring to?

What are the "procedural steps" Art. 24(3) EPC is referring to? Art. 24(3) EPC Members of a Board of Appeal or of the Enlarged Board of Appeal may be objected to by any party for one of ...
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Structure of the EPO law

When I have to look at some rules or laws or the like from the EPC, I always struggle to navigate to the correct phrases. When I simply google for what I'm looking for I get there in seconds but I ...
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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 ...
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