An application for a European patent is subject to a search to ascertain whether the criteria of novelty and inventive step are satisfied1 and is examined to ascertain whether it meets the requirements of the European Patent Convention as to patentability2. The application must be published by the European Patent Office as soon as possible after the expiry of a period of 18 months from its priority date
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234