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Taking of evidence, III.G.3
Return of filed evidence, III.G.3.4
Right to be heard, III.G.3.3
Time frame for submitting evidence, III.G.3.2
Teaching in the priority document, II.D.2.1.7
Technical 
~ and non-technical features, I.A.1.4.3, I.C.4.2.8, I.D.9.1
Comvik approach - technical inventions, I.A.1.4.3.b
Distinguishing features, I.C.4.2.8
Formulation of the technical problem, I.D.9.1.5
Invention under Article 52(1) EPC, I.A.1.4.3
Problem and solution approach, I.D.9.1.2
~ Board of Appeal competent, IV.E.2.3.1.b
~ character of the invention, I.A.1.1, I.D.9.1.1
Computer programs, I.A.2.4.3
~ contribution - addition or deletion of a feature, II.E.1.3
~ effect, I.D.9.1.4
~ on a physical entity, I.A.2.4.3.b
~ features - claims, II.A.1.3
~ inventions, I.A.1
Comvik approach, I.A.1.4.3.b
Contribution approach, I.A.1.4.1.a
Invention under Article 52(1) EPC, I.A.1.4
Patentability requirements, I.A.1.2, I.A.1.3
~ prejudice, I.D.10.2
~ problem - inventive step, I.D.4
Alleged advantages, I.D.4.2
Alternative solution to a known problem, I.D.4.5
Formulation of the technical problem, I.D.4.3
Post-published documents, I.D.4.6
Reformulation of the technical problem, I.D.4.4
~ problem - unity of invention, II.B.4.1
Telephone conversations in examination procedure, IV.B.2.8.1
Termination of appeal proceedings, IV.E.6
Closure of the substantive debate in appeal proceedings, IV.E.6.1
Deemed withdrawal of patent application, IV.E.6.4
Interlocutory decisions of the boards of appeal, IV.E.6.2
Withdrawal of the appeal, IV.E.6.3
Test and experimental evidence, III.G.4.2.2.b
Tests for assessing the allowability of amendments, II.E.1.7
Is it essential test - amendments, II.E.1.7.2
Novelty test - amendments, II.E.1.7.3
Text submitted or agreed by applicant or patent proprietor, III.B.3
Therapeutic 
~ methods, I.B.4.2, I.B.4.4
Definition of the term therapy, I.B.4.4.1
Practitioner, I.B.4.2.2
Therapeutic and non-therapeutic indications, I.B.4.4.2
~ treatment of animals, I.C.6.3.1.b
Third parties legal status, III.N.2
Third party - intervention, IV.C.3.1.1
Time 
~ factor, I.D.10.3
~ frame for submitting evidence, III.G.3.2
~ limit for intervention, IV.C.3.1.5
~ limit of appeal, IV.E.2.5
Appeal filed within the time limit, IV.E.2.5.3
Electronic filing of appeal, IV.E.2.5.1
Notice of appeal, IV.E.2.5.2
Payment of appeal fee, IV.E.2.5.4
~ limits, III.D
Calculation, III.D.1
Extension of ~ - holidays, III.D.1.3
Extension of ~ - interruption in delivery of mail, III.D.1.3
Further processing, III.D.2
Inability to observe ~ and re-establishment of rights, III.E.3.2
Interruption of proceedings, III.D.3
~ concerning PCT and re-establishment of rights, III.E.2.3
~ excluded from re-establishment of rights, III.E.2.2
~ limits for filing a request for re-establishment of rights, III.E.3.1
One-year time limit, III.E.3.1.2
Removal of the cause of non-compliance, III.E.3.1.1
Timing of decisions - right to be heard, III.B.1.4
Refusal after single communication, III.B.1.4.3
Title of the invention - opposition procedure, IV.D.2.2.3
Transfer and Register of Patents, III.M.2.3
Transfer of party status, IV.C.2
Business assets, IV.C.2.2.3
Correct party as to ~, IV.C.2.2.5
Evidence, IV.C.2.2.6
Opponent, IV.C.2.2
Patent proprietor, IV.C.2.1
Universal succession, IV.C.2.2.2
Translations and language privilege, III.F.5.6
Transposition of features - amendments, II.E.2.3
Trial and error - reproducibility, II.C.5.7
Exercise of discretion to remit, IV.E.7.6.6
Interpretation of the EPC affected by ~ Agreement, III.H.2
Legal status of the boards of appeal, VII.1.1
Two-part claims, II.A.2.1.2
One-part or ~, II.A.2.1.1