A European patent application or European patent may be amended in examination, opposition and limitation proceedings. With regard to amendments filed in such proceedings, there are a number of important aspects to consider. Firstly, amendments must be admissible, i.e. they must be admitted into the procedure by the competent department of the EPOi.e. they must meet the requirements for being admitted into the proceedings (see H-II, H-III).
Chapters H‑II and H‑III deal with the admissibility of amendments, while Chapters H‑IV and H‑V deal with their allowability. Chapter H‑VI is dedicated to the correction of errors.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017