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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Article 115[ 129 ], [ 130 ]
Observations by third parties

In proceedings before the European Patent Office, following the publication of the European patent application, any third party may, in accordance with the Implementing Regulations, present observations concerning the patentability of the invention to which the application or patent relates. That person shall not be a party to the proceedings. 
 
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000. 
See the decision of the President of the EPO and the notice from the EPO, OJ EPO 2011, 418, 420.
References

Art. 93
R. 114