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What raising the bar means at the EPO

James Nurton, London


The EPO’s policy of "raising the bar" is not about raising the level of inventive step, but about "front-loading legal certainty", according to a senior EPO official

Stephen Hey, principal director in the EPO’s computer cluster, told the CIPA Congress 2009 that the "bar" being raised should be seen as more of a hurdle than a high-jump: "The height of the hurdles is reasonable and constant and...


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