T 1329/04 (Factor-9/JOHN HOPKINS) of 28.6.2005

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2005:T132904.20050628
Date of decision: 28 June 2005
Case number: T 1329/04
Application number: 94907259.9
IPC class: C12N 15/11
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: B
Download and more information:
Decision text in EN (PDF, 82.734K)
Documentation of the appeal procedure can be found in the Register
Bibliographic information is available in: EN
Versions: Unpublished
Title of application: Growth differentiation factor-9
Opponent name: -
Board: 3.3.08
Headnote: -
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 56
Keywords: Main and auxiliary requests - inventive step (no) - no plausible solution of technical problem is provided

The definition of an invention as being a contribution to the art, i.e. as solving a technical problem and not merely putting forward one, requires that it is at least made plausible by the disclosure in the application that its teaching solves indeed the problem it purports to solve. Therefore, even if supplementary post-published evidence may in the proper circumstances also be taken into consideration, it may not serve as the sole basis to establish that the application solves indeed the problem it purports to solve.

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