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EPO to End “10-Day Rule”

EPO to End “10-Day Rule”

Under the current versions of Rules 126 and 127 EPC, communications/documents are deemed to have been notified to the recipient on the tenth day following the date of the document (regardless of how they are transmitted – electronically or by postal services). Many...
Gold Standard for Novelty of Subranges

Gold Standard for Novelty of Subranges

Background Historically (pre-2019), a subrange was considered novel over the prior art if the following criteria were met (T198/84 and T279/89): a) The selected subrange is narrower than the known range; b) The selected subrange is sufficiently far removed from any...