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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 83 54

Disclosure of the invention

Art. 78, 80, 100, 138
R. 27, 28, 28a

The European patent application must disclose the invention in a manner sufficiently clear and complete for it to be carried out by a person skilled in the art.

54 See decision/opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 2/93, G 2/98 (Annex I).

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