Enabling Disclosure

The applicant applied for a patent under the title “anti snoring baloon”. The application contained no (patent) claims only a description and a test report. The description mentioned the desired properties of the balloon and the effects to be achieved in its application, but did not disclose the technical characteristics which lead to the solution. … >> read more

30.04.2018

EPO case law : Allowability of non-disclosed disclaimers

In order to assess whether a claim amended by the introduction of an undisclosed disclaimer is allowable under Art 123(2) EPC, the disclaimer must meet one of the criteria set out in point 2.1 of decision G 1/03. The introduction of such a disclaimer may not make a technical contribution to the subject-matter disclosed in … >> read more

25.04.2018

Service inventions made by temporary staff

Atypical forms of employment such as temporary employment (temporary agency work, labour leasing) are becoming more and more widespread, even in research-intensive companies. However, the regulations relating to service inventions in the Austrian Patent Act have remained essentially unchanged since the beginning of the last century. How to deal with an invention in the complex … >> read more

19.04.2018
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