This major new text provides definitive guidance for all practitioners who use the European Patent Convention (EPC). It provides detailed, article by article commentary on the full text of the EPC and other relevant materials relating to EPC and European Patent Office practice and procedure. Publication coincides with the entry into force of a new, substantially revised EPC and revised Implementing Regulations. The text covers all these changes making it the most up-to-date and comprehensive work on the Convention. It draws together in one place a substantial body of materials relating to EPO practice. On an article-by-article basis it sets out the full text of all 178 EPC articles as presently in force, the full text of applicable rules and other provisions, together with detailed commentary on the scope and purpose of each article, relevant case law and the use of that article in practice.
* Definitive, high level text on interpreting and working with the EPC * Comprehensive in scope - article-by-article examination of the Convention and all associated regulations * Up-to-date - covers the new, revised EPC * Includes detailed analysis of case law relevant to each article * Highly practical - deals with procedure and practice issues, using diagrams and flowcharts to aid understanding