EPO case law: GDPR is no basis for exclusion from file inspection

A party requesting the exclusion of certain documents from inspection under Art 128(4) EPC may not successfully rely on the provisions of the GDPR because it is not binding on the European Patent Organisation (EPO BoA 12 April 2019, T 851/18).

28.10.2019

EPO case law: patentability of implants

A device defined by a feature which can only be generated by a surgical or therapeutic step (here: an implantable device for desynchronizing the activity of pathologically active brain areas comprising means for stimulating brain regions) is excluded from patenting under Article 53 (c) EPC. In continuation of T 775/97 (EPO BoA 15 February 2019, … >> read more

14.10.2019
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