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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

 
 

Rule 111 160

Examination of certain formal requirements by the European Patent Office

Art. 62, 81



(1) If the data concerning the inventor prescribed in Rule 17, paragraph 1, have not yet been submitted at the expiry of the period provided for in Rule 107, paragraph 1, the European Patent Office shall invite the applicant to furnish the data within such period as it shall specify.


(2) Where the priority of an earlier application is claimed and the file number or copy provided for in Article 88, paragraph 1, and Rule 38, paragraphs 1 to 3, have not yet been submitted at the expiry of the period provided for in Rule 107, paragraph 1, the European Patent Office shall invite the applicant to furnish the number or copy of the earlier application within such period as it shall specify. Rule 38, paragraph 4, shall apply.


(3) If at the expiry of the period provided for in Rule 107, paragraph 1, a sequence listing as prescribed in Rule 5.2 of the Regulations under the Cooperation Treaty is not available to the European Patent Office, or does not conform to the prescribed standard, or has not been filed on the prescribed data carrier, the applicant shall be invited to file a sequence listing conforming to the prescribed standard or on the prescribed data carrier within such period as the European Patent Office shall specify.



160 Existing Rules 104b to Rule 106a were replaced by new Rules 106 to Rule 112. Decision of the Administrative Council of 13.10.1999 which entered into force on 01.03.2000 (OJ EPO 1999, 660 ff).

Cross-reference list
R. 111 R. 163