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European Examiners Clarify Approach to Polymorph Claims

Simon Fortt and Parminder Lally were invited to join the EPO’s visit to Cambridge Enterprise Ltd on 26th April 2017. The EPO Examiners provided up-to-date information on procedural changes at the EPO, and valuable insight into how Examiners examine chemical and pharmaceutical patent applications. In this first article, we summarise the EPO’s approach to claims to polymorphs and in a second article, the approach to further medical use, as discussed during the visit.

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