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Guidelines for Examination

 
 

2.1 Basis for the examination

If the proprietor of the patent submits amendments to the description, claims or drawings after the notice of opposition has been communicated to him (see H‑II, 3), the Opposition Division must take as a basis for its examination the text of the European patent submitted by the proprietor. This principle, that the Opposition Division must concern itself solely with the text most recently "submitted or agreed by the proprietor", also applies to the rest of the opposition procedure. (As regards the possibility of amending texts, see H‑IV, 3.1, second paragraph.)

References

Art. 113(2)