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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.

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immunities/privileges A 8; ProPrIm 1-25


 

Implementing Regulations A 164

 

amendment by the Administrative Council A 33(1)(b)


 

inadmissible extension A 123(2)


 

income of the EPOrg A 37-42, A 49(1),(2), A 146

 

taxes ProPrIm 4(1)


 

independent claims see claims


 

industrial application A 52(1), A 57, A 97(1), A 100(a), A 138(1)(a); R 27(1)(f)


 

information A 127-132; R 92-96

 

exchanges of ~ A 130

 

presentation of ~ A 52(2)(d)

 

- see public, official authorities


 

infringement

 

~ action A 25

 

of a Eur. pat. A 64(3)

 

technical opinion for a national court trying an infringement action A 25


 

insignificant amounts

 

refund RFees 10c


 

inspection of files A 128

 

by the Contracting States R 98

 

exclusion from ~ R 93

 

for courts and authorities of Contracting States A 131(1)

 

procedures for the ~ R 94


 

Institute of Professional Representatives A 134(8)(b),(c)


 

international application A 150ff

 

acts performed before the EPOff R 107(1)

 

deemed withdrawn A 157(2)(b); R 108(1)

 

filing A 151, A 152; R 104

 

joint designation of a group of Contracting States A 149(2)

 

language A 158(2); R 104(1)

 

publication A 158(1),(3)

 

supply A 158

 

translation A 158(2); R 107(1)(a), R 108; RFees 2(3c)

 

transmittal A 152; R 104(3)

 

transmittal fee A 152(3); RFees 2(18)

 

treatment by central industrial property offices ProCen III


 

inter-governmental organisations A 7, A 30(1),(2), A 130(2),(3)


 

international arbitration tribunal see tribunal


 

international co-operation

 

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) A 150-158


 

International Court of Justice A 173(2); ProPrIm 24(3)


 

international exhibitions see exhibitions


 

international filing see international application


 

International Labour Organisation

 

competence of the Administrative Tribunal of the ~ A 13


 

International Patent Classification R 8, R 9(1), R 44(6)


 

International Patent Institute ProCen I(1)(a),(b)


 
 

international preliminary examination A 155; R 105, R 107(2); ProCen III, ProCen IV(1)(e); RFees 2(19), RFees 10d

 

renunciation by the central industrial property offices in favour of the EPOff ProCen II


 

international search report A 157


 

International Searching Authority

 

EPOff as ~ A 154; R 105; ProCen III

 

renunciation of activities as ~ in favour of the EPOff ProCen I(2)


 

interruption in the delivery of mail R 85


 

interruption of proceedings R 90, R 92(1)(t)


 

invention

 

description A 78(1)(b); R 27

 

disclosure A 83; R 28

 

exceptions to patentability A 53

 

industrial application A 57

 

inventive step A 56

 

non-prejudicial disclosure A 55

 

novelty A 54

 

of an employee A 60(1); ProRecog 4

 

patentable ~ A 52

 

technical features R 29(1), R 30(1)

 

title R 26(2)(b)

 

unity A 82, A 154(3), A 155(3); R 29(2), R 30, R 46, R 105, R 112


 

inventive step A 52(1), A 56


 

inventor

 

cancellation of the designation of the ~ R 19(3)

 

designation A 81, A 91(1)(f),(3),(5); R 17, R 93(c)

 

entries in the Register of European Patents R 92(1)(g)

 

form R 17(1), R 26(2)(k)

 

~ is an employee A 60(1); ProRecog 4

 

mention of the ~ A 58ff

 

multiple inventors A 60(2); R 17(1)

 

parts of the file not for inspection R 93(c)

 

period A 91(5); R 42, R 111(1)

 

publication of the mention of the ~ R 18

 

rectification of the designation of the ~ R 19

 

renunciation of the title as ~ R 18(1)

 

right of the ~ to be mentioned A 62

 

right to a Eur. pat. A 60(1)

 

time limit for the subsequent identification of the ~ R 42


 

inventor's certificate

 

priority A 87(1)


 

invitation

 

to the parties in appeal proceedings A 110(2),(3), A 124; R 71a(2)

 

to the parties in grant proceedings A 96, A 124; R 41(1), R 43(2), R 51, R 101(2), R 105(3), R 111

 

to the parties in opposition proceedings A 101(2); R 56(2), R 57(1),(3), R 58(2),(4),(5), R 59


 

irregularities

 

notification R 82


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