How to Deal with Unusual Prior Art in the Determination of Inventive Step?

Published: 11/02/2019
How to Deal with Unusual Prior Art in the Determination of Inventive Step?
Source: PATENTBLOG.KLUWERIPLAW.COM

The EPO’s Problem-Solution-Approach is, on the face of it, simple and widely applied also in the national jurisprudence of the EPC member states. It starts with the determination of a “closest prior art document” (CPAD) which is to serve as the starting point of the further analysis. It is then evaluated which technical differences exist... Continue reading

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