On February 19, 2010, an Enlarged Board of Appeals (Board) at the European Patent Office (EPO) concluded that Swiss-style claims will no longer be acceptable at the EPO. Prior to the Board’s decision, two types of medical-use claims were accepted by the EPO. The first and broadest type—the first medical-use claim—typically took the following form: “compound [X] for use as a medicament.”
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