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The end of Swiss type claims

In G2/08 the use of Swiss type claims was said to be no longer allowed 3 months after publication of the decision in the Official Journal.

The EPO has published a note on their website with more information, click here.
The three month period as determined in G2/08 expires January 28, 2011.

This means that Swiss type claims are no longer allowed in European aplications filed after that date, or having an earliest priority date of January 29, 2011. If any such application contains Swiss-type claims, the applicant will be invited to correct this deficiency.

The paper A tool has been corrected in view of this decision.
Read G2/08 here.

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