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European Patents may indeed protect products for a second medical use. The Guidelines explicitly state "known products" for second (or further) medical use. The patent is granted depending on whether the further medical use is inventive over the prior art, because obviously the product itself is not. The reason behind all this is that protection of ...


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A PCT application is an application for a patent in 150+ jurisdictions. Theoretically you can chose which of those places your application covers at the time you file. That is called a designation. In actually, all member countries are designated by default. However those applications end 30 or 31 months after the earliest claimed priority date if they are ...


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The U.S. application should have all of those elements but the U.S. application is not an EPO application. The content can be the same or different but a counterpart EPO application will be a new application filed with the EPO that claims priority to the U.S. application under the Paris Convention. This only works if the utility application is the first ...


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For the U.S. you can go to its patent search page and search for Legal Representative (LREP). I tried it with my first name last name, got 0 hits; first name middle initial last name, got 0 hits. Then I tried LREP/("George" AND "White") which would hit if anyone had my first name anywhere in their name AND also had my last name anywhere in their name. I got ...


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