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Casalonga - Patent Alert - October 2010

Casalonga Patent Alert: New Rules 141 and 70b EPC - Information on Prior Art - October 10, 2010

Rule 141 EPC has been amended, with effect on 1st January 2011.

According to new Rule 141(1), an applicant for a European patent application claiming priority of a previous application has to file a copy of the results of any prior art search carried out by the authority with which the previous application was filed (office of first filing).

Casalonga - Patent Alert - October 2010

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