EPO case law: Transfer of partial priorities

In connection with generic “OR” claims within the meaning of the decision on partial priorities G 1/15, the right of a partial priority can be transferred independently of the generic priority right. However, such a transfer implies that the remaining generic priority right is limited. The applicant of the first application cannot transfer such a partial … >> read more

19.04.2019

EPO case law: Partial Priority and First Application

For reasons of consistency, the rationale of decision G 1/15 (concept of partial priority) must also apply in the context of deciding whether an application from which priority is claimed is the first application within the meaning of Article 87 (1) EPC. Indeed, just as a priority application and a patent claiming priority therefrom may … >> read more

30.05.2018
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