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EPO: Updating of the Examination Guidelines

Amended Guidelines for Examination at the European Patent Office came into force on March 1, 2021.

The – from our point of view – most important changes in brief:

In particular, the adaptation of the description shall be handled very strictly in the future; before filing such adaptation, it might therefore advisable to consult a European Patent Attorney.

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