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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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maintenance of the Eur. pat. A 102


as amended A 102(3); R 58(4)


renewal fees A 141


mathematical methods A 52(2)(a)


means of communication


filing/notification by technical ~ R 24(1), R 36(5), R 77(2)(d)


mental acts


schemes, rules and methods for ~ A 52(2)(c)




subject-matter of a Eur. pat. appl. A 52(2)(c),(3),(4), A 53(b), A 54(5)


microbiological material see deposit


microbiological processes A 53(b); R 23b, R 23c


micro-organisms see biological material


Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms R 28a(5)


mistakes see errors in documents


morality A 53(a)


matter contrary to ~ in a Eur. pat. appl. R 34(1)(a),(2)


multiple applicants see applicants


multiple inventors see inventor


multiple priorities see priority