Schemes, rules and methods of doing business, performing purely mental acts or playing games 

See ISPE Guidelines 9.07, ISPE Guidelines A9.07 and ISPE Guidelines A9.07[2]. However, under the Agreement between the EPO and WIPO these fall within the EPO's discretion to exclude matter which would be excluded under Art. 52(2)(c) and Art. 52(3) EPC. Section G‑II, 3.5, in the Guidelines for Examination in the EPO applies mutatis mutandis.

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