EPO – G1/07 Enlarged Board decides on “methods for surgery” exception ex Art. 53(c) EPC
Posted: February 17th, 2010
EPO, Enlarged Board of Appeal, 15 February 2010, Decision No. G 1/07
The Enlarged Board of Appeal decides on scope of exception to patentability for inventions related to surgery.
Not excluded as surgical treatment are:
– Insignificant physical interventions
– Imaging methods to be used during surgery
– Methods only concerning the internal operation of a device
Read the decision (in English) here.
Read a summary in English (provided by Bardehle Pagenberg) here.
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