Part A deals with the procedures for formalities examination mainly with regard to grant proceedings. Part B deals with search matters. Parts Part C and Part D relate to procedures to be followed in examination and opposition proceedings, respectively. Substantive requirements are dealt with in Parts F, G and H (see below).
It goes without saying that whenever "his" or "he" is used in relation to examiner, applicant, inventor, etc., this should be understood as "her or his" and "she or he", respectively.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines Foreword
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
EPO Guidelines - B Search
EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination
EPO Guidelines - D Opposition and Limitation/Revocation Procedures
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application
EPO Guidelines - G Patentability
EPO Guidelines - H Amendments and Corrections
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2016, A76 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 2 September 2016 concerning updating of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office
XOJ EPO 2015, A74 - Notice from the European Patent Office dated 28 July 2015 concerning updating of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office