As patent proprietor you may request the revocation or limitation of your own patent. You can file the request at any time after grant, after opposition proceedings or even after expiry of the patent. However, a request for revocation or limitation filed while opposition proceedings in respect of the European patent are pending is deemed not to have been filed, since the opposition proceedings have precedence. In case of revocation, the requester will be informed that the request will be handled in the pending opposition proceedings without payment of a fee. Subsequently, the Art. 105a
proceedings will be terminated. If a revocation request is pending at the time of filing an opposition, the revocation procedure will be continued for reasons of procedural efficiency. If limitation proceedings are pending at the time of filing an opposition, the limitation proceedings are terminated and the limitation fee is reimbursed. Opposition proceedings will be continued.