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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

A revised version of the European Patent Convention entered into force on 13 December 2007. The provisions of the revised Convention apply unless the transitional provisions provide for the applicability of the EPC 1973.

Article 113 83

Basis of decisions

(1) The decisions of the European Patent Office may only be based on grounds or evidence on which the parties concerned have had an opportunity to present their comments.

(2) The European Patent Office shall consider and decide upon the European patent application or the European patent only in the text submitted to it, or agreed, by the applicant for or proprietor of the patent.

83 See Legal advice No. 11/82 and Legal advice No. 15/05 (rev. 2) (Annex II) and decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 7/91, G 8/91, G 4/92, G 7/93, G 1/97 (Annex I).

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