G 0006/88 (Plant growth regulating agent/BAYER) of 11.12.1989

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1989:G000688.19891211
Date of decision: 11 December 1989
Case number: G 0006/88
Referral: T 0208/88
Application number: 80106574.9
IPC class: A01N 43/54
Language of proceedings: DE
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Title of application: -
Applicant name: Bayer
Opponent name: -
Board: EBA
Headnote: A claim to the use of a known compound for a particular purpose, which is based on a technical effect which is described in the patent, should be interpreted as including that technical effect as a functional technical feature, and is accordingly not open to objection under Article 54(1) EPC provided that such technical feature has not previously been made available to the public.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 54
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 69
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112(1)(a)
Keywords: Second non-medical indication
Novelty of second non-medical use with same technical means of of execution
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