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Guidelines for Examination

 
 
1.4
Publication in electronic form only 

All European patent applications, European search reports and European patent specifications are now published in electronic form only, on a publication server (see the Decision of the President of the EPO dated 12 July 2007, Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, D.3 and OJ EPO 2005, 126). These documents are not published on paper.