GL H II 6.1 Rule 62a and/or Rule 63 cases

Amended claims may not relate to subject-matter not searched in accordance with Rule 62a or Rule 63. Consequently, the presence of this subject-matter in the description cannot be used as a basis for its re-introduction into the claims (see also B‑VIII, 3.2.2, and B‑VIII, 4.2.2).[Rule 137(5); ]

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EPC Implementing Rules

EPO Guidelines - B Search

EPO Guidelines - C Procedureal Aspects of Substantive Examination

EPO Guidelines - F The European Patent Application

EPO Guidelines - H Amendments and Corrections