Notes & Disclaimers

Notes & Disclaimers

Great care has been taken that information and interpretation stated in the Q&As is correct and current. However, in spite of best intentions, oversights, mistakes, misinterpretations, and failure to (timely) update can never be excluded. Consequently, no warranties or guarantee as to accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency is made, nor does it constitute legal advice or representation. Before relying or acting on the information and interpretation given, it is therefore recommended to seek legal advice, for example, by contacting one of our attorneys.

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– only the current articles, rules, and guidelines that are applicable to applications currently filed and/or patents granted thereon are discussed.

Different articles, rules, guidelines or interpretations thereof may apply to older filed application and/or patents granted thereon. Similarly, different articles, rules, guidelines, or interpretations thereof may apply to future application and/or patents granted thereon. In particular, the legal situation before entering into force of the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA), i.e. before March 16, 2013, is ignored, unless explicitly mentioned. Consequently, it is possible that different articles, rules, guidelines or interpretations thereof as given above may apply in a given case. Before relying or acting on the information and interpretation given, it is therefore recommended to seek legal advice, for example, by contacting one of our attorneys.

– some generalizations and/or simplifications was necessary.

Consequently, there is a possibility that under certain particular circumstances and situations some information and interpretation may not be applicable or be outright incorrect. Before relying or acting on the information and interpretation given, it is therefore recommended to seek legal advice, for example, by contacting one of our attorneys.

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