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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 98 68

Publication of a specification of the European patent

Art. 14, 93
R. 18, 19, 38, 53, 54, 87

At the same time as it publishes the mention of the grant of the European patent, the European Patent Office shall publish a specification of the European patent containing the description, the claims and any drawings.

68 See Legal advice No. 17/90 (Annex II).

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