G 0002/98 (Requirement for claiming priority of the "same invention") of 31.5.2001

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2001:G000298.20010531
Date of decision: 31 May 2001
Case number: G 0002/98
Application number: -
IPC class: -
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Board: EBA
Headnote: The requirement for claiming priority of "the same invention", referred to in Article 87(1) EPC, means that priority of a previous application in respect of a claim in a European patent application in accordance with Article 88 EPC is to be acknowledged only if the skilled person can derive the subject-matter of the claim directly and unambiguously, using common general knowledge, from the previous application as a whole.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 54(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 54(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 56
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 60(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 83
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 84
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 87(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 87(4)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 88(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 88(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 88(4)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 89
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 93
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112(1)(b)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 123(3)
Paris Convention Art 4a(1)
Paris Convention Art 4c(4)
Paris Convention Art 4f
Paris Convention Art 4h
Paris Convention Art 19
Rules of procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal Art 11b
Keywords: Interpretation of the concept of "the same invention" referred to in Article 87(1) EPC
Consistency of the interpretation with the Paris Convention and the EPC
Conformity of the interpretation with principles of equal treatment and legal certainty and with the requirement of consistency as regards assessment of novelty and inventive step
Catchwords:

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