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Guidelines for Examination

 
 
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Time limit 

An essential condition, in both instances G-V, 1(i) and (ii), is that the disclosure in point must have taken place not earlier than six months preceding the filing of the application. For calculating the six-month period the relevant date is that of the actual filing date of the European patent application, not the priority date (G 3/98, and G 2/99).