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The European Patent Convention


Article 124[ 143 ]
Information on prior art

The European Patent Office may, in accordance with the Implementing Regulations, invite the applicant to provide information on prior art taken into consideration in national or regional patent proceedings and concerning an invention to which the European patent application relates. 
If the applicant fails to reply in due time to an invitation under paragraph 1, the European patent application shall be deemed to be withdrawn.
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000. 

Art. 140
R. 70b, 112, 141

Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
Art. 124Art. 124