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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 84 55

The claims

Art. 78, 80
R. 29, 31, 35



The claims shall define the matter for which protection is sought. They shall be clear and concise and be supported by the description.



55 See decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 2/98, G 1/03, G 2/03 (Annex I).

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