GL E IX 4.3.1 Comparative test results

Where the EPO has established the IPER and refers therein to the submission of test reports, applicants are taken to agree to the use of these reports as the basis for proceedings before the EPO when they use the standard form for entry into the European phase before the EPO as elected Office, i.e. Form 1200. If the latter is not used or the IPER – referring to the test reports – was established by another International Preliminary Examination Authority, the applicant is invited to submit these reports for the European application.

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