If a date of filing cannot be accorded following the examination under paragraph 1, the application shall not be dealt with as a European patent application.
If the European patent application has been accorded a date of filing, the European Patent Office shall examine, in accordance with the Implementing Regulations, whether the requirements in Articles 14, Article 78 and Article 81, and, where applicable, Article 88, paragraph 1, and Article 133, paragraph 2, as well as any other requirement laid down in the Implementing Regulations, have been satisfied.
If any deficiency noted in the examination under paragraph 3 is not corrected, the European patent application shall be refused unless a different legal consequence is provided for by this Convention. Where the deficiency concerns the right of priority, this right shall be lost for the application.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
EPO Guidelines - B Search
EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office
XGA E XII 2 Non-observance of the requirement to file any missing data regarding the inventor or an applicant
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO SE 1/2014, p93 - XI. FILING OF PATENT APPLICATIONS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS XI.1 Filing of patent applications and other documents by facsimile
XOJ EPO 2014, A6 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 December 2013 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties incumbent on the examining or opposition divisions
XOJ EPO 2013, 16 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 December 2012 on calculation of the time limit under Rule 36(1) EPC
Case Law Book
Case Law Book: IV Divisional Applications
Case Law of the Enlarged Board
XG 4/98 Failure to pay designation fees / No retroactive effect of deemed withdrawal except for Article 67 EPC / Deemed [..]
Case Law with Headnote
XJ 3/06 Anwendbarkeit von Regel 56 EPÃ auf vor deren Inkrafttreten eingereichte Anmeldungen - nein / Wirksame Inanspruchnahme [..]
General Case Law
XJ 4/09 EingangsprÃ¼fung - Form von Zeichnungen, die die elektronische VervielfÃ¤ltigung ermÃ¶glicht / VerstoÃ gegen die [..]
XJ 1/10 Designation of inventor - 16-month period - reduced by earlier publication of the application (no) / Right to be heard [..]