GL E IX 2.5.3 Supplementary European search

If a supplementary European search report has to be drawn up in respect of an international application which is deemed to be a European patent application, the applicant is entitled to receive the invitation provided for in Rule 70(2) (see A‑VI, 2.2, third paragraph, and J 8/83). A time limit of six months from the notification of this communication is set for filing the confirmation required under Rule 70(2) and for response to the search opinion accompanying the supplementary European search report (Rule 70a(2) and the Notice from the EPO dated 15 October 2009, OJ EPO 2009, 533).[Rule 70(2); ]

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EPC Implementing Rules

EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination

EPO Guidelines - B Search

EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination

EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office

General Case Law