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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 82 53

Unity of invention

R. 29, 30, 46, 112

The European patent application shall relate to one invention only or to a group of inventions so linked as to form a single general inventive concept.

53 See decision/opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/91, G 2/92 (Annex I).

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