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4.1Communications from the Opposition Division; reasoned statement

Where necessary, any communication to the proprietor of the European patent should contain a reasoned statement. This also applies to any communication to other parties which is communicated to the proprietor of the patent for information only. A reasoned statement will usually not be required if the communication concerns only matters relating to form or if it contains no more than self-explanatory proposals. Where appropriate, all the grounds against the maintenance of the European patent are to be given in the communication.

References

Rule 81(3)