15 relations: Appeal procedure before the European Patent Office, Business method patent, European Patent Convention, European Patent Institute, Invention, Inventive step under the European Patent Convention, List of decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeal relating to Article 52(2) and (3) EPC, Opposition procedure before the European Patent Office, Patent claim, Patentability, Patentable subject matter, Person having ordinary skill in the art, Prior art, Software patents under the European Patent Convention, Subscriber identity module.
The European Patent Convention (EPC), the multilateral treaty instituting the legal system according to which European patents are granted, contains provisions allowing a party to appeal a decision issued by a first instance department of the European Patent Office (EPO).
Business method patents are a class of patents which disclose and claim new methods of doing business.
The European Patent Convention (EPC), also known as the Convention on the Grant of European Patents of 5 October 1973, is a multilateral treaty instituting the European Patent Organisation and providing an autonomous legal system according to which European patents are granted.
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office, also known as European Patent Institute (epi), is a professional association of European patent attorneys and an international non-governmental public law corporation.
An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process.
Under the European Patent Convention (EPC), European patents shall be granted for inventions which inter alia involve an inventive step.
This list provides a guide to decisions of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) relating to.
The opposition procedure before the European Patent Office (EPO) is a post-grant, contentious, inter partes, administrative procedure intended to allow any European patent to be centrally opposed.
In a patent or patent application, the claims define, in technical terms, the extent, i.e. the scope, of the protection conferred by a patent, or the protection sought in a patent application.
Within the context of a national or multilateral body of law, an invention is patentable if it meets the relevant legal conditions to be granted a patent.
Patentable, statutory or patent-eligible subject matter is subject matter which is susceptible of patent protection.
A person having ordinary skill in the art (abbreviated PHOSITA), a person of (ordinary) skill in the art (POSITA or PSITA), a person skilled in the art, a skilled addressee or simply a skilled person is a legal fiction found in many patent laws throughout the world.
Prior art (state of the art or background art), in most systems of patent law, is constituted by all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to a patent's claims of originality.
The patentability of software, computer programs and computer-implemented inventions under the European Patent Convention (EPC) is the extent to which subject matter in these fields is patentable under the Convention on the Grant of European Patents of October 5, 1973.
A subscriber identity module or subscriber identification module (SIM), widely known as a SIM card, is an integrated circuit that is intended to securely store the international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) number and its related key, which are used to identify and authenticate subscribers on mobile telephony devices (such as mobile phones and computers).