Guidelines for Examination. Table of Contents The same is true for a claim which says “Method for using an apparatus according to claim 1”. The method claim
Table of Contents – Guidelines for Examination In general, a change in claim category from a method in which an apparatus is used to the apparatus itself is
In addition, Rule 43(2)(a) can be interpreted as covering apparatus claims, since the term “products” is considered to include apparatuses. Likewise, it may
Hence, the guidance provided in G-II, 3.3 generally applies also to such For example, the use of a neural network in a heart-monitoring apparatus for the
It is long standing office practice that a formulation such as “apparatus for” is to an apparatus which is suitable for the stated use, see for example Guidelines
However, if examples and technical descriptions of apparatuses, products and/or methods in the description and/or drawings which are not covered by theGuidelines for Examination. Table of Contents this must be construed as meaning merely apparatus suitable for carrying out the process. An apparatus
The EPC refers to different “categories” of claim (“products, process, apparatus or use”). For many inventions, claims in more than one category are needed for
Guidelines for Examination. Table of Contents – Guidelines for Examination 4.13 Interpretation of expressions such as “Apparatus for “, “Method for “.