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How to check for EP divisional filings?

And in addition to the above answer, you can check if a divisional has been filed but is not yet published at the "Event History" tab of the page Maca provided already. It displays a message reading "...
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How to check for EP divisional filings?

On the EP register, there is a specific field called "Divisional application(s)". This is only shown where there is actually a divisional application. An example of this can be seen on EP 11749534. ...
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Risks of splitting invention into multiple patents?

This is opinion, as I'm not aware of any empirical way to measure this. I would suggest that scenario B should always be used. Assuming you have two separable inventions, then it makes sense that ...
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Divisional Application with broader claim in EPO

OP stated in a comment that Preamble+D is disclosed in the patent application, namely Preamble+D is an embodiment supported by the description. In that case, yes, Preamble+D can be the scope of a ...
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Divisional Application with broader claim in EPO

From the EPO 1.4 Examination of a divisional application The substantive examination of a divisional application should in principle be carried out as for any other application but the following ...
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Parent of a Divisional

First, the applicant is not instructed by the examiner to file a divisional. It is a choice the applicant can make if, in most of the world, the examiner finds no unity of invention between all the ...
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How do divisional patent applications work?

The original application must still be pending when the divisional application is filed and no new matter can be added. The purpose is to claim something already disclosed but not yet claimed.
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Is it possible to patent something that was disclosed in a priority application?

This is definitely possible as it relates to the US - (b) Subject to the conditions and requirements of this paragraph, if all or a portion of the specification or drawing(s) is inadvertently omitted ...
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PCT application: when is the last chance to file divisional applications?

If you include claim language for each invention in the PCT application, the selected ISA (international Search Agency) will notice that you have claims to multiple inventions and ask you to pay more ...
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Divisional, continuation or two separate applications?

I think the word "related" is the key here. A divisional application generally cannot get an obviousness-type double patenting rejection over its parent/child/sibling. So you will not need a "terminal ...
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