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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

A revised version of the European Patent Convention entered into force on 13 December 2007. The provisions of the revised Convention apply unless the transitional provisions provide for the applicability of the EPC 1973.

Article 57 33

Industrial application

Art. 52, 100, 138
R. 23e, 27, 27a

An invention shall be considered as susceptible of industrial application if it can be made or used in any kind of industry, including agriculture.

33 See decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/83, G 5/83, G 6/83, G 1/03, G 2/03 (Annex I).

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