Any amendment, including any made by the applicant of his own volition, must satisfy the following conditions:
If the amendments do not meet these conditions, the applicant should be told that the amended application cannot be allowed. Apart from the amendments referred to in C‑III, 2.1 and C-III, 2.2, which are admissible under Rule 137(2), the applicant may correct obvious errors at any time (see H‑VI, 2.2.1).
If amendments are made and these are not identified and/or their basis in the application as filed not indicated by the applicant (see H‑III, 2.1) and the application is one of those mentioned in H‑III, 2.1.4, the examining division may send a communication according to Rule 137(4) requesting the applicant to provide this information (see H‑III, 2.1.1).
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination
XGL C III 2.2 Amendments made in response to the WO-ISA, IPER or supplementary international search report