GL-PCT FOREWORD 3.2 Annex II: Criteria chosen by the EPO as ISA/IPEA on specific points in the ISPE Guidelines

In a number of cases the ISPE Guidelines leave ISAs/IPEAs the choice between alternative guidelines upon which each ISA/IPEA may rely as appropriate.
The options are set out in the appendices to the chapters of the ISPE Guidelines mentioned below. The paragraph number (e.g. Point A5.16) refers to the relevant paragraph in the chapter concerned (in this case Chapter 5, point 16).
The EPO as ISA/IPEA has chosen the options listed below.
Appendix to Chapter 4
References to prior art
Option [1] applies
Appendix to Chapter 5
Multiple dependent claims
Option [2] applies
Interpretation of claims
Option [2] applies
The EPO applies the first sentence concerning "use" claims
Product-by-process claims
Option [1] applies
Option [2] applies
Appendix to Chapter 9
Excluded subject matter
Option [2] applies
Programs for computers
Option [2] applies
Appendix to Chapter 12
Novelty: effective date
Option [1] applies
Appendix to Chapter 13
The EPO applies the problem-solution approach
Appendix to Chapter 14
The EPO applies the criterion of industrial applicability
Appendix to Chapter 20
Option [2] applies

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EPO PCT GL - F (not assigned)