The European Patent Office shall, in accordance with the Implementing Regulations, examine on request whether the European patent application and the invention to which it relates meet the requirements of this Convention. The request shall not be deemed to be filed until the examination fee has been paid.[ 95 ]
If the examination reveals that the application or the invention to which it relates does not meet the requirements of this Convention, the Examining Division shall invite the applicant, as often as necessary, to file his observations and, subject to Article 123, paragraph 1, to amend the application.
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPC Implementing Rules
XR.159 EPC The European Patent Office as a designated or elected Office – Requirements for entry into the European phase
EPC Rules relating to Fees
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
EPO Guidelines - B Search
EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination
XGL C IV 3.1 Further action where a request for a translation of the priority application was sent earlier in examination proceedings
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application
EPO Guidelines - H Amendments and Corrections
EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO SE 5/2017, p22 - Annex A.1 to the ADA - Arrangements for the automatic debiting procedure (AAD) [ 1 ]
XOJ EPO 2016, A20 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 February 2016 concerning search and examination fees
XOJ EPO 2015, A94 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 30 November 2015 concerning ways to expedite the European grant procedure
XOJ EPO 2015, A93 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 30 November 2015 concerning the programme for accelerated prosecution of European patent applications ("PACE") [ 1 ]
XOJ EPO 2013, 503 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 16 October 2013 amending Rule 135 and 164 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention
XOJ EPO 2013, 156 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 21 February 2013 concerning the request for early processing
XOJ EPO 2009, 533 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 October 2009 concerning amendments to the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (EPC)