In any communication under Article 94, paragraph 3, the Examining Division shall, where appropriate, invite the applicant to correct any deficiencies noted and to amend the description, claims and drawings within a period to be specified.
Any communication under Article 94, paragraph 3, shall contain a reasoned statement covering, where appropriate, all the grounds against the grant of the European patent.
(3)[ 78 ]
Before the Examining Division decides to grant the European patent, it shall inform the applicant of the text in which it intends to grant it and of the related bibliographic data. In this communication the Examining Division shall invite the applicant to pay the fee for grant and publishing and to file a translation of the claims in the two official languages of the European Patent Office other than the language of the proceedings within four months.
If the European patent application in the text intended for grant comprises more than fifteen claims, the Examining Division shall invite the applicant to pay claims fees in respect of the sixteenth and each subsequent claim within the period under paragraph 3 unless the said fees have already been paid under Rule 45 or Rule 162.
If the applicant, within the period under paragraph 3, requests reasoned amendments or corrections to the communicated text or keeps to the latest text submitted by him, the Examining Division shall issue a new communication under paragraph 3 if it gives its consent; otherwise it shall resume the examination proceedings.
See the notice from the EPO, OJ EPO 2012, 52.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015
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EPC Implementing Rules
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
XGL C V 4.6.1 Applicant rejects amendments proposed by Examining Division in first Rule 71(3) communication
XGL C V 4.6.2 Second Rule 71(3) invitation based on higher request initially rejected in first Rule 71(3) invitation
EPO Guidelines - D Opposition and Limitation/Revocation Procedures
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application
EPO Guidelines - G Patentability
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 1/2015, p74 - VII.5 - Compensation and fees payable to witnesses and experts (OJ EPO 1983, 100) [ 1 ]
XOJ EPO 2015, A74 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 28 July 2015 concerning updating of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office
XOJ EPO 2015, A52 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 8 June 2015 concerning the possibility to waive the right to a further communication under Rule 71(3) EPC
XOJ EPO 2015, A36 - Notice of the European Patent Office dated 30 March 2015 concerning amendments to Rules 2, 124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 133 and 134 EPC, and the decisions of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 March 2015 on the [..]
XOJ EPO SE 3/2014, p1 - Rules relating to Fees of 20 October 1977 as adopted by decision of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation of 7 December 2006 and as last amended by decision of the Administrative Council of [..]
XOJ EPO SE 1/2014, p77 - VII.5 Compensation and fees payable to witnesses and experts (OJ EPO 1983, 100) [ 1 ]
XOJ EPO 2014, A70 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 June 2014 concerning amended Rules 164 and 135 EPC
XOJ EPO 2014, A37 - Guidance for the payment of fees, expenses and prices applicable as from 1 April 2014 [ 1 ]
XOJ EPO 2014, A31 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 10 February 2014 concerning search and examination fees
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 2014, A5 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 2013 amending Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees and adjusting the amount of the reduction in the fee for the supplementary European search where the international or [..]
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, 16 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 December 2012 on calculation of the time limit under Rule 36(1) EPC
XOJ EPO 2012, 52 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 13 December 2011 concerning amended Rule 71 and new Rule 71a EPC
XOJ EPO 2011, 273 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 11 March 2011 concerning identification of the examining division's first communication in respect of the earliest application for which a communication has been issued (Rule [..]
XOJ EPO 2010, 637 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 26 October 2010 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention and the Rules relating to Fees (CA/D 2/10)
XOJ EPO 2010, 352 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 4 May 2010 concerning the programme for accelerated prosecution of European patent applications "PACE"
XOJ EPO 2009, 601 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 26 October 2009 on the establishment of the date of the Examining Division's first communication for calculation of the time limit under Rule 36(1)(a) EPC as from 1 April 2010
XOJ EPO 2009, 481 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 20 August 2009 concerning amended Rule 36(1) and (2) EPC (European divisional applications) and consequential amendments to Rules 57(a) and 135(2) EPC
XOJ EPO 2008, 513 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 21 October 2008 amending the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 4/08)
Case Law Book
Case Law Book: III Amendments
Case Law Book: IV Divisional Applications
XCLR IV B 3.3.3 Criteria for admitting amendments filed in reply to the Rule 71(3) EPC communication
Case Law of the Enlarged Board
Case Law with Headnote
XJ 21/09 ZustÃ¤ndigkeit der Juristischen Beschwerdekammer / NichtrÃ¼ckzahlung von weiteren RecherchengebÃ¼hren / Vorlage an die [..]
XT 937/09 ZulÃ¤ssigkeit von Ãnderungen nach dem ersten Bescheid der PrÃ¼fungsabteilung - Ermessen - groÃe Anzahl abhÃ¤ngiger [..]
General Case Law
XJ 6/12 Zur Erteilung bestimmte Fassung der Anmeldung - Ãnderungen nach Regel 71 (5) EPÃ - Minderung der Anspruchszahl - [..]
XT 870/07 Request filed in the appeal proceedings: within the scope of the appeal (yes); search report encompassing the new [..]
XT 2321/08 Applicability of Rule 42(1)(b) - (no) / Rule 27(1)(b) - incorrect application - (yes) / Right to amend - violation [..]
XT 206/10 Reimbursement of appeal fee (yes) / Substantial procedural violation (yes) / Right to be heard
XT 1285/11 Admissibility of amendments under Rules 137(5) and 164(2) EPC (yes) / Substantial procedural violation (yes) - lack of [..]
XT 1849/12 - ZustÃ¤ndigkeit der technischen Beschwerdekammer (ja) / - Angefochtene Mitteilung als Entscheidung zu werten und [..]