Until the decision to grant the European patent, the examining division may resume the examination proceedings at any time. This applies inter alia when the applicant files non-allowable or inadmissible amendments in response to the Rule 71(3) communication.[Rule 71a(2); ]
The examining division may also resume the examination proceedings under the Rule 71(3) waiver procedure if the waiver is not consented to by the examining division (see C‑V, 4.11).
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination
XGL C V 4.6.1 Second Rule 71(3) communication reversing the amendments proposed by the examining division in first Rule 71(3) communication
XGL C V 4.6.2 Second Rule 71(3) communication based on higher -ranking request initially rejected in first Rule 71(3) communication