If the search divison notices any formal shortcomings which have been overlooked by the Receiving Section, it calls these, by means of an internal communication, to the attention of the Receiving Section (or of the examining division in the case of an additional search requested by that division) which takes appropriate action. However, the search division should not repeat the tasks of the Receiving Section and should not undertake any time-consuming enquiries into these matters. Such deficiencies which the search division might notice include:[Art. 90(1); Art. 92; Art. 78; Art. 53(a); Rules 30; 34; 40; 50; 55; 58; ]
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPC Implementing Rules
XR.30 EPC Requirements of European patent applications relating to nucleotide and amino acid sequences