07-02-2017 EPO - Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO rules on partial priorities

February, 3, 2017 - In its order for decision G1/15, related to the question of partial priorities and so-called toxic divisionals, the Enlarged Board of the EPO held that a generic claim encompassing alternative subject matter may not be refused partial priority, provided the alternative subject matter has been directly, at least implicitly, and unambiguously disclosed in the priority document.

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