G 0001/15 () of 29.11.2016

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2016:G000115.20161129
Date of decision: 29 November 2016
Case number: G 0001/15
Referral: T 0557/13
Application number: 98203458.9
IPC class: A01H 5/10
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 1 MB)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: Use of cold flow improvers in fuel oil compositions
Applicant name: Infineum USA L.P.
Opponent name: Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
Board: EBA
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention Art 54
European Patent Convention Art 76
European Patent Convention Art 87
European Patent Convention Art 88
European Patent Convention Art 89
European Patent Convention Art 112(1)(a)
European Patent Convention Art 123(2)
Paris Convention Art 4a(1)
Paris Convention Art 4b
Paris Convention Art 4c
Paris Convention Art 4f
Paris Convention Art 4h
Keywords: Admissibility of referrals by the boards of appeal – yes
Point of law of fundamental importance - yes
Priority right - conditions and effects
Partial and multiple priorities
Legal basis and assessment of partial priority

Under the EPC, entitlement to partial priority may not be refused for a claim encompassing alternative subject-matter by virtue of one or more generic expressions or otherwise (generic "OR"-claim) provided that said alternative subject-matter has been disclosed for the first time, directly, or at least implicitly, unambiguously and in an enabling manner in the priority document. No other substantive conditions or limitations apply in this respect.

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T 0135/01
T 1443/05
T 0184/06
T 1877/08
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T 2311/09
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T 1222/11
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T 0282/12
T 1035/12
T 1526/12
T 0557/13
T 1399/13
T 1564/13
T 1705/13
T 2387/13
T 2466/13
T 0088/14
T 0260/14
T 0318/14
T 0421/14
T 0437/14
T 0624/14
T 0719/14
T 0969/14
T 1775/14
T 1934/14
T 2154/14
T 0149/15
T 1519/15
T 1879/15
T 2097/15
T 2382/15
T 1487/16
T 1728/16
T 2184/16
T 0032/17
T 1055/17
T 0113/18
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EPC Articles

EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application

Offical Journal of the EPO

Case Law Book: I Patentability

Case Law Book: II Conditions to be met by an Application

Case Law Book: V Priority

Case Law of the Enlarged Board

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