On 23rd January 2012 the European Patent Office’s (EPO’s) new Economic and Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB) met for the first time in Munich. Made up of internationally recognised experts from Europe and beyond, the Board’s task is to advise the EPO on the impact of patents on the economy and society in general. The ESAB is […]
Insights: March 2012
In a recent decision, T 1491/06, by the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO), further guidance has been given as to when double patenting objections can be raised. The Board ruled that whilst double patenting is cause to reject a patent application, claims in a parent and divisional relating to overlapping, but […]
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