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Case Law of the Boards of Appeal

E. Amendments



This chapter concerns Art. 123(2) and (3) EPC. Other aspects of amendments are dealt with elsewhere; see for example Chapters II.F. "Divisional applications"; II.D.2.1.2 "Priority"; IV.B.1.1, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 5 "Examination procedure"; IV.D.4 "Opposition procedure"; IV.E.4 "Appeal procedure". Readers are also referred to the new Part H of the Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office (June 2012 edition), which gives an overall picture of the various principles applicable to amendments (formal admissibility and substantive allowability).