Europe Determines When Email Disclosures Can Be Prior Art
|October 1, 2012|
Previously published on September 27, 2012
The European Patent Office Technical Board of Appeal has ruled on what is increasingly an important component of the evidence forming prior art attacks, namely alleged disclosures by email. The precedent-conferring status of the TBA means that this is a significant decision both for EPO oppositions and for litigation in national courts across Europe.
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