Beperkte uitleg letterlijke tekst octrooi

Beperkte uitleg letterlijke tekst octrooi

The Dutch Supreme Court ruled on Medinol v Abbott concerning the scope of protection of patents. The court held that the description and drawing can lead to a stricter interpretation than the literal wording of the claim suggests, even when the phrasing is clear. This ruling is important for day-to-day practice. But it will not come as a surprise because it was already widely assumed prior to the ruling that the description could lead to a limitation of the patent claim.


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