R.138 EPC Different claims, description and drawings for different States

If the European Patent Office is informed of the existence of a prior right under Article 139, paragraph 2, the European patent application or European patent may, for such State or States, contain claims and, where appropriate, a description and drawings which are different from those for the other designated States.
[ Art. 54 94 98 101 105a 105b 118 123 R. 18 78 80 ]
See decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/99 (Annex I).

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