The claims shall define the matter for which protection is sought. They shall be clear and concise and be supported by the description.
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines Foreword
EPO Guidelines - B Search
XGL B III 3.2.3 Use of the description and/or drawings to establish definitions of unclear terms not defined in the claims
EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination
EPO Guidelines - D Opposition and Limitation/Revocation Procedures
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application
XGL F IV 3.9.1 Cases where all method steps can be fully implemented by generic data processing means
XGL F IV 3.9.2 Cases where method steps define additional devices and/or specific data processing means
XGL F IV 4.24 Interpretation of terms such as identity and similarity in relation to amino or nucleic acid sequences
EPO Guidelines - G Patentability
EPO Guidelines - H Amendments and Corrections
XGL H I add to the application or patent subject-matter which was not disclosed in the application as originally filed ( Art. 123(2) )
XGL H V 4.1 The subject-matter to be excluded is not disclosed in the application as originally filed (so-called undisclosed disclaimers)
EPO PCT GL - F (not assigned)
Case Law Book: I Patentability
Case Law Book: II Conditions to be met by an Application
XCLR II A 5.2 Restrictions on generalising the technical information and examples adduced in the description
XCLR II A 6.2 Meaning of terms and phrases: "comprising (substantially)", "consisting (essentially) of", "containing"