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6th Dec 2011

G02/10 – EPO expands possibility to use undisclosed disclaimers

On 30th August 2011 the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) issued a decision in case G02/10, concerning the allowability of so-called “undisclosed disclaimers”. These are limitations to the claims that are made to exclude features from the scope of protection, but that have no basis in the application as filed. […]

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