T 1020/03 (Method of administration of IGF-I/GENENTECH INC.) of 29.10.2004

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2004:T102003.20041029
Date of decision: 29 October 2004
Case number: T 1020/03
Application number: 96915698.3
IPC class: A61K 38/30
A61K 38/55
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Decision text in EN (PDF, 154.253K)
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Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: OJ | Published
Title of application: Method of administration of IGF-I
Applicant name: GENENTECH, INC.
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.3.04
Headnote: Any use to which Article 52(4) EPC first sentence applies in circumstances where the composition has already been suggested for some therapeutic use, allows a second medical use claim to the preparation of the composition for that second medical use, irrespective of in what detail that use was specified, subject to the use being novel and inventive. For the purposes of novelty also under Article 54(5) EPC this depends on whether use for therapy is novel, irrespective of the detail with which the therapy is stated in the claim.
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 52(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 52(4)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 53
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 54(4)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 54(5)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 56
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 82
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 83
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 84
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 97(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 113
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Art 1
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Art 2
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Art 3
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Art 28
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Art 30
Keywords: Article 52(4) EPC complied with (yes) - decisions T 0317/95, T 0056/97, T 0584/97, T 0004/98 and T 0485/99 not followed as conflicting with G 0005/83
Article 54(5) EPC applicable (yes) - decision T 0004/98 not followed
Catchwords:

-

Cited decisions:
G 0001/83
G 0005/83
G 0006/83
G 0001/98
T 0019/86
T 0290/86
T 0893/90
T 0051/93
T 0254/93
T 0892/94
T 0958/94
T 0189/95
T 0317/95
T 0056/97
T 0584/97
T 0004/98
T 0485/99
T 0486/01
T 0836/01
Citing decisions:
G 0002/08
T 1001/01
T 0708/02
T 0036/04
T 0292/04
T 1319/04
T 1399/04
T 0380/05
T 0515/06
T 0936/06
T 1074/06
T 1599/06
T 0566/07
T 1099/09
T 0906/10
T 1554/11
T 1278/12
T 1139/13
T 0333/14
T 1758/15

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