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When is a search not a search? The EPO approach

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38331 45658 2007 9 PDF Available
Title
When is a search not a search? The EPO approach
Abstract

The author explores certain situations in which the European patent office may issue a search report following a partial search or no search. Often designated as ‘complex applications’, some of the legal, practical and potential economic issues are covered. The position in each the following categories of complex applications is explained:–many claims–many possibilities within one claim–desiderata in claims–parameters in claims–claims leading to ‘novelty overflow’.Finally the changing situation now that a European search opinion and written opinion of the international searching authority are available is noted.

Keywords
Patent search; EPO; European Patent Office; Search report; Partial search; No search; Complex applications; Desiderata; Parameters; Novelty overflow; BEST; Search opinion; ESOP; Examination opinion; WOISA
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Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: World Patent Information - Volume 29, Issue 2, June 2007, Pages 108–116
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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