A.124 EPC Information on prior art

(1)
The European Patent Office may, in accordance with the Implementing Regulations, invite the applicant to provide information on prior art taken into consideration in national or regional patent proceedings and concerning an invention to which the European patent application relates. 
(2)
If the applicant fails to reply in due time to an invitation under paragraph 1, the European patent application shall be deemed to be withdrawn.
 
[ Art. 140 R. 70b 112 141 ]
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000. 

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