July 2021

Decision G4/19 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the Europen Patent Office regarding Double Patenting

The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) has ruled in its decision G4/19 that a European patent application can be rejected during the grant procedure under Art. 97(2) EPC due to double patenting under the European Patent Convention (EPC). A summary and assessment of the decision can be found here.

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