GL K for Examination Alphabetical keyword index

The Alphabetical keyword index is added for the convenience of the reader; it does not form part of the Guidelines.
Abandonment   
Abandonment of claims   B‑III, 3.4
Abandonment of priority claim   F‑VI, 3.5
Abandonment of subject-matter   C‑IX, 1.3
Abbreviations   General Part, 2.2
Absence of well-known details   F‑III, 5.2
Abstract in examination   F‑II, 2.7
Checklist   F‑II, 2.5
Checklist for considering the abstract   F‑II, An. 1
Conflict between abstract and source document   B‑VI, 6.3
Conflict with other European applications   G‑IV, 5.1
Content of a European patent application (other than claims)   F‑II, 2
Content of the abstract   A‑III, 10.2, F‑II, 2.3
Definitive content   A‑III, 10.2, B‑X, 7, F‑II, 2.2
Examination of formal requirements   A‑III, 10
Figure accompanying the abstract   A‑III, 10.3, F‑II, 2.4
Provisions of Chapter A‑III ("Examination of formal requirements")   E‑VIII, 2.3.10
Purpose of the abstract   F‑II, 2.1
Summaries, extracts or abstracts   B‑X, 11.5
Title, abstract and figure(s) to be published with the abstract (as indicated on supplemental sheet A)   B‑X, 7
Transmittal of the abstract to the applicant   F‑II, 2.6
Accelerated   
Accelerated processing before the Boards of Appeal   E‑VII, 5
Accelerated processing of oppositions   E‑VII, 4
Accelerated prosecution of European patent applications   E‑VII, 3
Accelerated examination   E‑VII, 3.2
Accelerated search   E‑VII, 3.1
Access to EPO documentation for the national patent offices   B‑IX, 5
Accorded date of filing still subject to review   G‑IV, 5.1.2
Account of the search   B‑X, 3.3
Accounts   
Application of the ten-day fail-safe arrangement to the replenishment of deposit accounts   A‑X, 6.2.2
Debit orders for deposit accounts held with the EPO   A‑II, 1.6
Deposit accounts with the EPO   A‑X, 4.2
Activity of the Opposition Division   D‑IV, 2
Adaptation of the description   C‑V, 4.5
Additional   
Additional criteria for admissibility of requests   H‑II, 2.7.2
Additional European searches   B‑II, 4.2
Additional fee   
Additional fee (if application documents comprise more than thirty-five pages)   A‑III, 13.2
Additional fee for divisional applications of second or subsequent generations   A‑IV, 1.4.1.1
Additional fee for divisional applications   A‑III, 13.3
Additional fee for divisional applications of second or subsequent generations   A‑IV, 1.4.1.1
Additional search   D‑VI, 5
Applicant has not paid all additional search fees   B‑VII, 1.2.3
Invitation to pay additional search fees combined with invitation to restrict the scope of the search   C‑III, 3.1.3
Limitation to searched invention: no additional search fees paid   C‑III, 3.1.1
Refund of additional search fees   C‑III, 3.3
Additional search fees paid   C‑III, 3.1.2
Limitation to searched invention: no additional search fees paid   C‑III, 3.1.1
Additional searches during examination   C‑IV, 7.2
Adherence to the text of the European patent submitted or approved by the proprietor   D‑VI, 2
Basis for the examination   D‑VI, 2.1
Revocation of the patent   D‑VI, 2.2
Administrative fees   A‑XI, 2.2, E‑XII, 3
Administrative structure   D‑II, 1
Admissibility   
Admissibility during examination procedure   H‑II, 2
After receipt of the first communication - Rule 137(3)   H‑II, 2.3
After receipt of the search report - Rule 137(2)   H‑II, 2.2
Amendments filed in reply to a Rule 71(3) communication   H‑II, 2.5
At an advanced stage of the proceedings   H‑II, 2.4
Before receipt of the search report - Rule 137(1)   H‑II, 2.1
Further requests for amendment after approval   H‑II, 2.6
Late-filed requests after summons to oral proceedings in examination   H‑II, 2.7
Admissibility in opposition procedure   H‑II, 3
Amendments in reply to the notice of opposition   H‑II, 3.1
Amendments not related to the grounds of opposition   H‑II, 3.2
Amendments occasioned by national rights   H‑II, 3.3
Insistence on unallowable amendments   H‑II, 3.4
Late-filed requests in opposition proceedings   H‑II, 3.5
Admissibility of amendments   C‑V, 4.4, H‑II, H‑III
Admissibility of amendments made by the applicant   C‑IV, 6
Amendments directed to unsearched matter - Rule 137(5)   H‑II, 6
Amendments in case of non-unity   H‑II, 7
Amendments in limitation procedure   H‑II, 4
Amendments required by Rule 62a and/or Rule 63   H‑II, 5
Auxiliary requests   H‑III, 3
Calculation of claims fees   H‑III, 5
Different texts in respect of different Contracting States   H‑III, 4
Procedure for amendments to documents   H‑III, 2
Admissibility of auxiliary requests   H‑III, 3.3.1
Criteria for admissibility of auxiliary requests   H‑III, 3.3.1.1
Timeliness and structure of auxiliary requests   H‑III, 3.3.1.2
Admissibility of corrections   H‑VI, 2.1, H‑VI, 3.1
Correction of errors in decisions and related application and patent documents   H‑VI, 3.1
Corrections of errors in documents filed with the EPO   H‑VI, 2.1
Admissible languages on filing   A‑VII, 1
Art. 61 applications   A‑VII, 1.3
European divisional applications   A‑VII, 1.3
Filing by reference   A‑VII, 1.2
Invitation to file the translation   A‑VII, 1.4
Admissible non-EPO languages   A‑VII, 3.2
Admission of the public to proceedings   E‑II, 8.1
Aesthetic creations   G‑II, 3.4
Agreement   
Agreement on secrecy   G‑IV, 7.2.2
Agreement reached on a text - second Rule 71(3) communication   C‑V, 4.7.2
Amendments not admitted and/or not allowable, examination resumed: no agreement reached on a text   C‑V, 4.7.3
Agriculture, industrial application   G‑III, 1
Allocation   
Allocation of duties and appointment of members of the Opposition Division   D‑II, 3
Allocation of individual duties   D‑II, 7
Allocation of tasks to members   D‑II, 5
Allocation of the application   C‑II, 2
Allowability   
Allowability of amendments   H‑V
Amendments derived from drawings   H‑V, 6
Amendments in claims   H‑V, 3
Amendments in the description   H‑V, 2
Amendments to drawings   H‑V, 5
Changes in claim category   H‑V, 7
Changes in the title   H‑V, 8
Disclaimers not disclosed in the application as originally filed   H‑V, 4
Allowability of amendments - Art. 123(2) and (3)   H‑IV
Compliance of amendments with other EPC requirements   H‑IV, 4
Allowability of amendments under Art. 123(2)   H‑IV, 2
Assessment of "added subject-matter"   H‑IV, 2.4
Content of the application as "originally" filed   H‑IV, 2.2, H‑IV, 2.3
Special applications   H‑IV, 2.3
Allowability of amendments under Art. 123(3)   H‑IV, 3
Assessment of impermissible extension of the protection conferred   H‑IV, 3.5
Basic principles   H‑IV, 3.1
Conflicts between Art. 123(2) and Art. 123(3)   H‑IV, 3.6
Conflicts between Art. 123(3) and other requirements of the EPC   H‑IV, 3.7
Field of application   H‑IV, 3.2
Protection conferred by the patent as granted   H‑IV, 3.3
Version of the granted patent to be considered   H‑IV, 3.4
Allowability of correction of bibliographic data   H‑VI, 3.2
Allowability of corrections   H‑VI, 2.2
Correction of description, claims and drawings   H‑VI, 2.2.1
Missing parts of description and missing drawings filed as corrections under Rule 139   H‑VI, 2.2.2
Alternatives   F‑V, 4
Alternatives in a claim   F‑IV, 3.7
Amended   
Amended claims   F‑V, 12
Examples: no amended claims filed with the appeal   E‑X, 7.4.1
Amended claims or missing parts (Rule 56)   B‑III, 3.3
General considerations   B‑III, 3.3.1
Specific rules applicable to Euro-PCT applications   B‑III, 3.3.2
Amended main/single request filed with the appeal   E‑X, 7.4.2
Amendments   
Admissibility of amendments made by the applicant   C‑IV, 6
Allowability of amendments - Art. 123(2) and (3)   H‑IV
Allowability of amendments under Art. 123(2)   H‑IV, 2
Allowability of amendments under Art. 123(3)   H‑IV, 3
Amendment by submitting missing documents or by filing replacement pages   H‑III, 2.2
Amendment of application   A‑V, A‑V, 2
Communications concerning formal deficiencies   A‑V, 1
Correction of errors in documents filed with the EPO   A‑V, 3
Examination of amendments as to formalities   A‑V, 2.2
Filing of amendments   A‑V, 2.1
Amendments and corrections   H, H‑II, 2.6
Amendments derived from drawings   H‑V, 6
Amendments directed to unsearched matter - Rule 137(5)   H‑II, 6
Rule 62a and/or Rule 63 cases   H‑II, 6.1
Subject-matter taken from the description   H‑II, 6.2
Amendments filed in reply to a Rule 71(3) communication   H‑II, 2.5
Amendments filed in reply to Rule 71(3) invitation admitted   H‑II, 2.5.2
Amendments filed in reply to Rule 71(3) invitation rejected   H‑II, 2.5.3
Criteria for admitting such amendments   H‑II, 2.5.1
Exceptional case where amendments must be admitted   H‑II, 2.5.4
Rule 137(4) applies to amendments filed at this stage   H‑II, 2.5.5
Amendments in case of non-unity   H‑II, 7
Euro-PCT cases   H‑II, 7.4
No restriction to a single invention or claims amended   H‑II, 7.3
Restriction to a single, searched invention   H‑II, 7.1
Restriction to an unsearched invention   H‑II, 7.2
Amendments in claims   H‑V, 3
Broadening of claims   H‑V, 3.4
Deletion of part of the claimed subject-matter   H‑V, 3.3
Disclaimer disclosed in the application as originally filed   H‑V, 3.5
Inclusion of additional features   H‑V, 3.2
Replacement or removal of a feature from a claim   H‑V, 3.1
Amendments in limitation procedure   H‑II, 4
Amendments in reply to the notice of opposition   H‑II, 3.1
Amendments in the description   H‑V, 2
Alteration, excision or addition of text in the description   H‑V, 2.6
Clarification of a technical effect   H‑V, 2.1
Introduction of further examples and new effects   H‑V, 2.2
Reference document   H‑V, 2.5
Revision of stated technical problem   H‑V, 2.4
Supplementary technical information   H‑V, 2.3
Amendments made by the applicant of his own volition   C‑III, 2
Amendments made in response to the search opinion   C‑III, 2.1
Amendments made in response to the WO-ISA, IPER or supplementary international search report   C‑III, 2.2
Searches under Rule 164(2)   C‑III, 2.3
Amendments made by the EPO at the request of a party   H‑III, 2.4
Amendments not admitted and/or not allowable, examination resumed   C‑V, 4.7
Agreement reached on a text - second Rule 71(3) communication   C‑V, 4.7.2
Communications/oral proceedings after resumption   C‑V, 4.7.1
No agreement reached on a text   C‑V, 4.7.3
Refusal   C‑V, 4.7.3
Amendments not related to the grounds of opposition   H‑II, 3.2
Amendments occasioned by national rights   H‑II, 3.3
Amendments or corrections filed in reply to a Rule 71(3) communication   C‑V, 4
Adaptation of the description   C‑V, 4.5
Admissibility of amendments   C‑V, 4.4
Amendments or corrections should be reasoned   C‑V, 4.3
Amendments/corrections filed in second Rule 71(3) period   C‑V, 4.10
Applicant disapproves of the text proposed for grant   C‑V, 4.9
Crediting of fees paid voluntarily   C‑V, 4.2
Fees to be paid within the second Rule 71(3) period   C‑V, 4.8
No payment of fees or filing of translations necessary   C‑V, 4.1
Amendments required by Rule 62a and/or Rule 63   H‑II, 5
Amendments to drawings   A‑IX, 10, H‑V, 5
Allowability of amendments   H‑V, 5
Drawings   A‑IX, 10
Amendments using copies   H‑III, 2.3
Amendments withdrawn or superseded in the Rule 137(4) period   H‑III, 2.1.2
Amendments/corrections admitted and allowable - second Rule 71(3) communication sent   C‑V, 4.6
Applicant rejects amendments proposed by Examining Division in first Rule 71(3) communication   C‑V, 4.6.1
Examining Division proposes amendments in second Rule 71(3) communication   C‑V, 4.6.3
Second Rule 71(3) invitation based on higher request initially rejected in first Rule 71(3) invitation   C‑V, 4.6.2
Anticipation of amendments to claims   B‑III, 3.5
Comments and amendments in response to the search opinion   B‑XI, 3.3
Compliance of amendments with other EPC requirements   H‑IV, 4
Distinction between allowable and unallowable amendments   D‑V, 6.2
Earlier filed amendments or comments   E‑VIII, 3.3.1
Examination of amendments   C‑IV, 5
Facts, evidence or amendments introduced at a late stage   E‑II, 8.6
Handwritten amendments in oral proceedings   E‑II, 8.7
Indication of amendments and their basis under Rule 137(4)   H‑III, 2.1
Indication of amendments made in main and/or auxiliary requests in examination proceedings   H‑III, 3.1.4
Insistence on unallowable amendments   H‑II, 3.4
Invitation to file comments and amendments   C‑III, 4.2
Procedure for amendments to documents   H‑III, 2
Standard marks for indicating amendments or corrections by the Divisions   C‑V, An.
Use of Rule 137(4) for amendments filed during oral proceedings in examination   E‑II, 8.8
Withdrawal of amendments/abandonment of subject matter   H‑III, 2.5
Amino acid sequences (Applications relating to nucleotide and ~)    A‑IV, 5
Amount   
Amount of fee payable   A‑X, 6.2.5
Amount of the fee   A‑X, 5.1.2
Amount paid insufficient   A‑III, 11.3.3
Amount payable   A‑III, 11.3.7
Analysing the parties' arguments   E‑IX, 5.2
Analysis of the application   B‑IV, 1.1
Analysis of the application and content of the search opinion   B‑XI, 3
Comments and amendments in response to the search opinion   B‑XI, 3.3
Contribution to the known art   B‑XI, 3.5
EPC requirements   B‑XI, 3.6
Examiner's approach   B‑XI, 3.7
Examiner's dossier   B‑XI, 3.1
Extent of first analysis   B‑XI, 3.4
Making suggestions   B‑XI, 3.8
Positive opinion   B‑XI, 3.9
Reasoned objections   B‑XI, 3.2
Ancillary proceedings   D‑II, 4.3
Animal varieties   
Excluded from patentability   G‑II, 5.5.1
Plant and animal varieties, essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals   G‑II, 5.4
Animals   
Essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals   G‑II, 5.4.2
Modifying the genetic identity of animals   G‑II, 5.3
Plant and animal varieties, essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals   G‑II, 5.4
Processes for the production of animals   G‑II, 5.4, G‑II, 5.4.2
Anticipation of amendments to claims   B‑III, 3.5
"Apparatus for ...", "Method for ...", etc.   F‑IV, 4.13
Appeal   E‑X
Accelerated processing before the Boards of Appeal   E‑VII, 5
Amended main/single request filed with the appeal   E‑X, 7.4.2
Appeal against the fixing of costs by the Opposition Division   D‑IX, 2.2
Appeal, interlocutory revision   E‑X, 1, E‑X, 7.3
Appeal, surrender or lapse of the patent   E‑X, 2
Appeal, time limit and form of appeal   E‑X, 6
Appeals after surrender or lapse of the patent   E‑X, 2
Appeals against the apportionment of costs   E‑X, 3
Appeals against the decision of the Opposition Division on the fixing of costs   E‑X, 4
Binding nature of decisions on appeals   E‑IX, 7
Examples: no amended claims filed with the appeal   E‑X, 7.4.1
Fees for limitation/revocation, opposition, appeal, petition for review   A‑X, 5.2.6
Interlocutory revision   E‑X, 7
Main and auxiliary requests filed with the appeal   E‑X, 7.4.3
Persons entitled to appeal   E‑X, 5
Persons entitled to appeal and to be parties to appeal proceedings   E‑X, 5
Reimbursement of appeal fees   E‑X, 7.3
Remittal to the Board of Appeal   E‑X, 7.2
Remittal to the Division after appeal   E‑X, 9
Rules of Procedure for the departments of second instance   E‑X, 8
Stay of proceedings when a referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal is pending   E‑VI, 3
Suspensive effect   E‑X, 1
Time limit and form of appeal   E‑X, 6
Appearance before the national court   E‑XI, 5.6
Applicant   
Admissibility of amendments made by the applicant   C‑IV, 6
Amendments made by the applicant of his own volition   C‑III, 2
Applicant disapproves of the text proposed for grant   C‑V, 4.9
Applicant does not approve the text proposed for grant   H‑III, 3.3.5
Applicant has not paid all additional search fees   B‑VII, 1.2.3
Applicant is not the inventor   A‑III, 5.4
Applicant rejects amendments proposed by Examining Division in first Rule 71(3) communication   C‑V, 4.6.1
Arguments and evidence submitted by the applicant   G‑VII, 11
Death or legal incapacity of the applicant   E‑VI, 1.1
Different applicants   A‑II, 2
Documents cited or supplied by the applicant   B‑IV, 1.3
Further communication with the applicant   C‑VIII, 5
Information concerning the applicant   A‑II, 4.1.2
Information on the applicant   A‑III, 4.2.1
Joint applicants   A‑II, 2
Re-establishment of rights   A‑III, 6.6, F‑VI, 3.6
Transmittal of the abstract to the applicant   F‑II, 2.6
Applications   
Accelerated prosecution of European patent applications   E‑VII, 3
Additional fee for divisional applications   A‑III, 13.3
Additional fee for divisional applications of second or subsequent generations   A‑IV, 1.4.1.1
Allocation of the application   C‑II, 2
Amendment of application   A‑V, A‑V, 2
Analysis of the application   B‑IV, 1.1
Analysis of the application and content of the search opinion   B‑XI, 3
Application deemed to be withdrawn   A‑III, 11.3.4
Application deemed withdrawn   C‑V, 3
Application documents   
Additional fee (if application documents comprise more than thirty-five pages)   A‑III, 13.2
Application documents for the supplementary European search report   B‑II, 4.3.3
Cases in limitation proceedings where the application documents as filed are no longer available   H‑IV, 2.2.6
Deficiencies   A‑V, 2.2, B‑IV, 1.2
For international (Euro-PCT) applications   B‑III, 3.3.2, E‑VIII, 4.3
Physical requirements of late-filed application documents   A‑III, 3.2.2
Application numbering systems   A‑II, 1.8
Applications filed before 1 January 2002   A‑II, 1.8.1
Applications filed on or after 1 January 2002   A‑II, 1.8.2
Application of known measures   G‑VII, An., 1
Application of the ten-day fail-safe arrangement to the replenishment of deposit accounts   A‑X, 6.2.2
Application was filed by reference to a previous application   A‑IV, 4.1.2
Application, entitled persons   A‑II, 2
Applications containing claims filed after the accorded date of filing   B‑XI, 2.2
Applications containing missing parts of description and/or drawings filed under Rule 56 EPC or Rule 20 PCT   B‑XI, 2.1
Applications filed by reference to an earlier application   H‑IV, 2.3.1
Applications for which a supplementary European search report is prepared   E‑VIII, 3.1, E‑VIII, 3.2
Applications giving rise to a right of priority   A‑III, 6.2
Applications relating to biological material   A‑IV, 4
Availability of deposited biological material to expert only   A‑IV, 4.3
Biological material   A‑IV, 4.1
Deposit thereof   A‑IV, 4.1
Missing information   A‑IV, 4.2
Notification   A‑IV, 4.2
Applications relating to nucleotide and amino acid sequences   A‑IV, 5
Sequence information filed under Rule 56   A‑IV, 5.1
Sequence listings of a divisional application   A‑IV, 5.3
Sequence listings of an application filed by reference to a previously filed application   A‑IV, 5.2
Applications resulting from a decision under Art. 61   C‑IX, 2, H‑IV, 2.3.3
Entitlement for certain designated States only   C‑IX, 2.4
Original application no longer pending   C‑IX, 2.2
Partial entitlement   C‑IX, 2.3
Applications to which Rule 62a applies which also lack unity   B‑VIII, 4.5
Applications to which Rule 63 applies which also lack unity   B‑VIII, 3.4
Applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)   E‑VIII
Communication according to Rule 161   E‑VIII, 3
EPO as designated or elected Office   E‑VIII, 2
Examination procedure   E‑VIII, 4
Applications where a reservation has been entered in accordance with Art. 167(2)(a) EPC 1973   C‑IX, 3
Art. 61 applications   A‑VII, 1.3
Art. 61 applications and stay of proceedings under Rule 14   A‑IV, 2
Authentic text of the application or patent   A‑VII, 8
Certified copy of the previous application (priority document)   F‑VI, 3.3
Claims fees payable on filing the European patent application   A‑X, 7.3.1
Classification of the patent application   B‑X, 5
Confirmation of the intention to proceed further with the application   C‑II, 1.1
Conflict with other European applications   G‑IV, 5
Conflicting applications   B‑VI, 4
Content of a European patent application (other than claims)   F‑II
Content of the application as "originally" filed   H‑IV, 2.2, H‑IV, 2.3
Conversion into a national application   A‑IV, 6
Copy of the international application   E‑VIII, 2.1.2
Copy of the previous application (priority document)   A‑III, 6.7
Correction of errors in decisions and related application and patent documents   H‑VI, 3
Date of filing of a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.2
Disclaimer disclosed in the application as originally filed   H‑V, 3.5
Disclaimers not disclosed in the application as originally filed   H‑V, 4
Divisional application   C‑IX, 1, E‑VIII, 2.4.1, H‑IV, 2.3.2
Documents cited in the application   B‑X, 9.2.7
Documents filed after filing the European patent application   A‑VIII, 3.1
Documents forming part of the European patent application   A‑VIII, 3.2
Documents making up the application, replacement documents, translations   A‑III, 3.2
Documents making up the European patent application   A‑VIII, 2.1
Euro-PCT applications   C‑II, 1.2, C‑III, 1.2, F‑V, 13, G‑IV, 5.2
Euro-PCT applications entering the European phase   A‑III, 11.2.5
Euro-PCT applications entering the European phase before 1 April 2009   A‑III, 11.3.9
European applications   C‑III, 1.1
European divisional application   A‑IV, 1, A‑VII, 1.3
European divisional applications: other formalities examination   A‑IV, 1.7
European patent application   F
European patent applications filed before 1 April 2009   A‑III, 11.3
European patent applications filed on or after 1 April 2009   A‑III, 11.2
Examination of a divisional application   C‑IX, 1.4
Extension and validation of European patent applications and patents to/in States not party to the EPC   A‑III, 12
Field of application   H‑IV, 3.2
File inspection before publication of the application   A‑XI, 2.5
Filing a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.3, C‑III, 3.2
Filing a new application   A‑IV, 2.5
Filing of applications and examination on filing   A‑II
Filing of applications by delivery by hand or by post   A‑II, 1.1
Filing of applications by fax   A‑II, 1.2
Filing of applications by other means   A‑II, 1.4
Filing of applications in electronic form   A‑II, 1.3
First application   F‑VI, 1.4
Forwarding of applications   A‑II, 1.7
Further action upon examination of replies: further action where a request for a translation of the priority application was sent earlier in examination proceedings   C‑IV, 3.1
Identification of the patent application and type of search report   B‑X, 4
Industrial application vs. exclusion under Art. 52(2)   G‑III, 3
Intermediate publication of another European application   F‑VI, 2.4.2
Intermediate publication of the contents of the priority application   F‑VI, 2.4.1
International application   H‑IV, 2.3.4
International applications (Euro-PCT applications)   C‑IX, 4
International applications with supplementary search   F‑V, 13.2
International applications without supplementary search   F‑V, 13.1
Limitation of the option to withdraw the European patent application   A‑IV, 2.3
Multiple priorities claimed for different inventions in the application with an intermediate publication of one of the inventions   F‑VI, 2.4.3
Official classification of the application   B‑V, 4
Pendency of the earlier application   A‑IV, 1.1.1
Persons entitled to file a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.1.3
Persons entitled to file an application   A‑II, 2
Physical requirements of applications filed by reference to a previously filed application   A‑III, 3.2.1
Potentially conflicting European and international applications   B‑VI, 4.1
Preclassification (routing) and official classification of European patent applications   B‑V
Priority claim of a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.2.2
Prosecution of the application by a third party   A‑IV, 2.4
Provisions of Chapter A‑II ("Filing of applications and examination on filing")   E‑VIII, 2.2
Provisions of Chapter A‑VI ("Publication of application; request for examination and transmission of the dossier to Examining Division")   E‑VIII, 2.5
Publication of application   A‑VI, A‑VI, 1
Publication of bibliographic data before publication of the application   A‑XI, 2.6
Publication of the international application   E‑VIII, 2.5.1
Published European applications as "E" documents   B‑VI, 4.1.1
Published international applications (WO) as "E" documents   B‑VI, 4.1.2
Reduction and refunds of fees in respect of international (PCT) applications   E‑VIII, 2.6
Reduction of the fees for the international search and international preliminary examination of an international application   A‑X, 9.3.3
Reference to a previously filed application   A‑II, 4.1.3.1
Refusal of the earlier application   A‑IV, 2.6
Search Division consisting of more than one examiner: further searches on a non-unitary application in a different technical field   B‑I, 2.2.2
Search for conflicting European applications   C‑IV, 7.1
Search, publication and request for examination of divisional applications   A‑IV, 1.8
Searches on national applications   B‑II, 4.6
Sequences of divisional applications   A‑IV, 1.1.2
Situation in which it has to be checked whether the application from which priority is actually claimed is the "first application" in the sense of Art. 87(1)   F‑VI, 2.4.4
Special applications   C‑IX, H‑IV, 2.3
Specific rules applicable to Euro-PCT applications   B‑III, 3.3.2
Subject-matter to be excluded is disclosed in the application as originally filed   H‑V, 4.2
Subject-matter to be excluded is not disclosed in the application as originally filed (so-called undisclosed disclaimers)   H‑V, 4.1
Subsequent application considered as first application   F‑VI, 1.4.1
Substantive examination of a Euro-PCT application accompanied by an IPER   E‑VIII, 4.3
Transfer of the European patent application   E‑XII, 3
Translation of the application   A‑III, 14
Translation of the previous application   A‑III, 6.8, F‑VI, 3.4
Unpublished patent applications   B‑IX, 2.2
Voluntary filing of the translation of the previous application   A‑III, 6.8.5
Where and how applications may be filed   A‑II, 1
Where and how to file a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.3.1
Withdrawal of application or designation   E‑VII, 6.1
Arbitrary choice   G‑VII, 10.1
Areas of technology searched   B‑X, 6
Arguments and evidence submitted by the applicant   G‑VII, 11
Arrangement of claims   F‑IV, 3.5
Arrows   A‑IX, 7.5.2
Art. 124 and the utilisation scheme   B‑XI, 9
Art. 54(3) and (4) EPC 1973 in opposition proceedings   H‑III, 4.2.1
Art. 61 applications   A‑VII, 1.3
Art. 61 applications and stay of proceedings under Rule 14   A‑IV, 2
Filing a new application   A‑IV, 2.5
Limitation of the option to withdraw the European patent application   A‑IV, 2.3
Partial transfer of right by virtue of a final decision   A‑IV, 2.7
Prosecution of the application by a third party   A‑IV, 2.4
Refusal of the earlier application   A‑IV, 2.6
Stay of proceedings for grant   A‑IV, 2.2
Claims (Art. 84 and formal requirements)   F‑IV
Ascertaining the existence of a fallback position   B‑III, 3.2.5
Asking for evidence   E‑III, 4.4
Assessment   
Assessment and possible review of the unity requirement   B‑VII, 1.4
Assessment of "added subject-matter"   H‑IV, 2.4
Assessment of impermissible extension of the protection conferred   H‑IV, 3.5
Authentic text of the application or patent   A‑VII, 8
Authentication and dates   B‑X, 10
Checking the identity and authorisations of participants at oral proceedings   E‑II, 8.3.1
Authoritative text of documents   E‑IX, 3
Authorities (Taking of evidence by courts or ~ of the Contracting States)    E‑III, 3
Authorities of the Contracting States (Taking of evidence by courts or ~)    E‑III, 3
Automatic debiting procedure   A‑X, 4.3
Auxiliary requests   H‑III, 3
Criteria for admissibility of auxiliary requests   H‑III, 3.3.1.1
In examination proceedings   H‑III, 3.3
Admissibility of auxiliary requests   H‑III, 3.3.1
Applicant does not approve the text proposed for grant   H‑III, 3.3.5
Complete text for auxiliary request available   H‑III, 3.3.4
Complete text for auxiliary request not yet available   H‑III, 3.3.3
Preparing the decision   H‑III, 3.3.2
In limitation proceedings   H‑III, 3.5
Oral proceedings   H‑III, 3.5.3
Written procedure   H‑III, 3.5.2
In opposition proceedings   H‑III, 3.4
Oral proceedings   H‑III, 3.4.2
Written procedure   H‑III, 3.4.1
In the search phase   H‑III, 3.2
Indication of amendments made in main and/or auxiliary requests in examination proceedings   H‑III, 3.1.4
Main and auxiliary requests   E‑IX, 5.3
Main and auxiliary requests filed with the appeal   E‑X, 7.4.3
Neither main nor auxiliary requests allowable   H‑III, 3.1.3
Timeliness and structure of auxiliary requests   H‑III, 3.3.1.2
Availability of deposited biological material to expert only   A‑IV, 4.3
Awarding of costs (Decision concerning the ~ by the Opposition Division)    D‑II, 4.2

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