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The European Patent Convention

 
 
P
Paris Convention A 87
patent applications see European patent application, international patent application, national patent application
patent claims see claims
patent classification see International Patent Classification
Patent Cooperation Treaty see PCT
patent documentation PCen VI
patent proprietor see proprietor of the patent
patent specification see European patent specification
patentability A 52-57
exceptions A 53; R 28
observations by third parties A 115; R 114
patentable inventions A 52
paying officer A 50(c)
payment 
date to be considered as the date on which ~ is made RFees 7
incomplete ~ RFees 8
payments 
methods RFees 5
particulars concerning ~ RFees 6
PCT 
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) A 150-153;
Pension Scheme Regulations A 33(2)(c); PPI 23(3)
disputes about the ~ A 13
pensions 
taxation PPI 16(2)
permanent employees see employees
Service Regulations for ~ A 33(2)(b)
person skilled in the art A 56, A 69, A 83, A 100(b), A 138(1)(b); R 31
petition for review by the Enlarged Board of Appeal A 22, A 112a; R 6, R 51(5)(a), R 104-110,
composition R 109
content of the ~ R 107
criminal acts R 105
examination R 108
fundamental procedural defects A 112a(2); R 104
objection R 106
remedy of deficiencies R 108
plants 
patentability R 27
processes for the production of ~ A 53(b); R 26
plant varieties 
definition R 26
exceptions to patentability A 53(b)
police regulations see security
post see notification
precedence of provisions A 164; PR 11(1) PCen VII
preliminary examination see international preliminary examination
preservation of acquired rights if a Contracting State ceases to be party to the EPC A 175
President of the EPO A 11, A 12, A 49(4), A 134(5); PPI 13, PPI 16
Presidium of the Boards of Appeal R 12
previous filing see filing
prices 
~ laid down by the President RFees 3(2)
principles 
generally recognised ~ of procedural law A 125
prior art see state of the art
prior right see rights
prior use 
priority A 87-89
deficiencies in claiming ~ R 59
multiple priorities A 88(2),(3)
period of ~ A 87(1), A 122; R 136
priority date see date of priority
priority documents A 88(1); R 52, R 54, R 163(2)
priority right A 87, A 88(3),(4), A 89, A 90
privileges and immunities see immunities
procedural law A 125
procedure 
common provisions A 113-125
departments of the EPO charged with the ~ A 15
procedure up to grant A 90-98; R 55-74, R 142
stay of proceedings R 14, R 143(1)(s)
proceedings 
between the employee and the employer PR 4, 5
interruption and continuation R 142, R 143(1)(t)
public ~ A 116(3),(4)
resumption R 142, R 143(1)(t)
stay R 14
- see oral proceedings 
- see written proceedings 
process 
as subject-matter of the EP A 64(2)
professional representatives see representatives
programs for computers A 52(2)(c)
property 
EP appl. and EP as an object of property A 71ff, A 148; R 22 ff, R 85, R 142
taxes PPI 4(1)
property of the EPOrg A 5(2), A 49(1),(3); PPI 3(2), (3)
proprietor of the patent 
death or legal incapacity R 142(1)(b),(c),(3)
entry in the Register of European Patents R 143(1)(f)
information about the opposition R 79(1)
joint proprietors A 118; R 72
~ is not entitled A 99(4); R 14, R 78
protection 
extension of ~ A 69, A 123(3), A 138(1)(d)
extent of ~ A 69, A 70(3),(4); A 1, A 2 Protocol on the Interpretation of Article 69 EPC
provisional ~ A 67
rights conferred by an EP A 64(2)
simultaneous ~ A 139(3)
protest R 158(3)
Protocols A 164
provisional protection A 67, A 153(2),(5)
provisions governing the application R 41-50
public 
information to the ~ and official authorities A 127-132; R 143-147
information to the ~ in the event of conversion R 156
publication of guidance for the ~ A 10(2)(a)
public prior use see prior use
publications 
exchange of ~ A 132
periodical ~ A 129
transmission PPI 8
publishing, fee for R 71, RFees 2(1).7, RFees 2(1).8