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EPO’s latest guidelines include revised sections focusing on CIIs

The 2018 edition of EPO’s Guidelines includes substantial revisions and new sections. The new edition will come into force on 1 November 2018 to follow the latest changes to the European Patent Convention and to reflect recent development in case law, and progress within EPO policies and practices.

Revised sections relate to computer implemented inventions (CII), which generally involve software development, and inventive step assessment in opposition amongst others.

To view the current guidelines, please visit EPO’s website.