Applying for a patent
Guide for applicants, Part 1
The "Guide for applicants" has been designed to provide inventors, companies and their representatives with an outline of the procedure involved in applying for a European patent, offering practical advice to smooth the way through the various stages.
Guide for applicants, Part 2
Part 2 of the "Guide for applicants" is aimed at those interested in pursuing the procedure under the PCT and focuses on elements specific to the PCT procedure before the EPO.
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