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Process for improving glucose metabolism, European Patent Office (Appeals Court), 19 December 2012

There is insufficiency of disclosure if the skilled person must deliberately ignore a feature of the claim which is perfectly understandable per se in order to work the invention.

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DNA Mixture Analysis, European Patent Office (Appeals Court), 19 February 2013

In order to determine whether the features that distinguish the patent claims over the prior art can be considered when assessing inventive ste p and novelty, the Board must consider whether these features make a technical contribution to the invention.

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Verari Systems, Inc., European Patent Office (Appeals Court), 6 June 2012

An applicant for re-establishment of rights who fails to substantiate his request adequately in first-instance proceedings cannot normally remedy that failure by submitting additional evidence with the grounds for appeal. An appellant does not have an absolute right to introduce new evidence with the statement of ground of appeal.

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