G 0001/92 (Availability to the public) of 18.12.1992

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:1992:G000192.19921218
Date of decision: 18 December 1992
Case number: G 0001/92
Application number: -
IPC class: -
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 268.717K)
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Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: OJ | Published
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Board: EBA
Headnote: 1. The chemical composition of a product is state of the art when the product as such is available to the public and can be analysed and reproduced by the skilled person, irrespective of whether or not particular reasons can be identified for analysing the composition.
2. The same principle applies mutatis mutandis to any other product.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 54
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112(1)(a)
Keywords: Novelty
State of the art
Availability
Composition of the product
Public prior use
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