Article 100 70

Grounds for opposition

Art. 76, 83, 101, 102, 123
R. 55, 57a



Opposition may only be filed on the grounds that:


(a) the subject-matter of the European patent is not patentable within the terms of Articles 52 to 57;


(b) the European patent does not disclose the invention in a manner sufficiently clear and complete for it to be carried out by a person skilled in the art;


(c) the subject-matter of the European patent extends beyond the content of the application as filed, or, if the patent was granted on a divisional application or on a new application filed in accordance with Article 61, beyond the content of the earlier application as filed.



70 See decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 3/89, G 10/91, G 11/91 ; G 1/95, G 2/95, G 7/95, G 1/99 (Annex I).

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