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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Rule 138[ 115 ]
Different claims, description and drawings for different States

If the European Patent Office is informed of the existence of a prior right under Article 139, paragraph 2, the European patent application or European patent may, for such State or States, contain claims and, where appropriate, a description and drawings which are different from those for the other designated States.
 
See decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/99 (Annex I).
References

Art. 54, 94, 98, 101, 105a, 105b, 118123
R. 18, 78, 80

 
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 138R. 87