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Conflicting applications

Switzerland is a member of the EPC, and the European Patent Office grants patents with effect in Switzerland under the EPC. However, a complete detailed report for this regional law appears not necessary: Art 54(2) and (3) EPC are substantially identical to Art. 7(1) and (2) (Swiss Federal Act on Patents for Inventions [PatA]), and treatment and importance of secret prior art according to the EPC…