GL B XI 3.6 EPC requirements

Although the search division must bear in mind all the requirements of the EPC, the requirements which are most likely to require attention in the majority of cases are, in particular: sufficiency of disclosure (see F‑III); clarity and support in the description, especially of the independent claims (see F‑IV, 4 and 6); novelty (see G‑VI); and inventive step (see G‑VII).

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EPO Guidelines - B Search

EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application

EPO Guidelines - G Patentability

EPO Guidelines - H Amendments and Corrections

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