Proposal for harmonisation of claim formats
28 February 2013
The IP Federation has made a proposal for harmonisation of claim formats to facilitate cooperation between Patent Offices and help users.
Purely formal alignment of the law and rules relating to claim form between the European Patent Convention and USA would facilitate the use by the Examiners at the EPO and the USPTO of each other’s work, and generally be of benefit to other Offices. In addition, it would save applicants money and make patents easier for potential infringers to assess.
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