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Guidelines for Examination

 
 
9.1
Orders on remittal 

If a decision by an Examining or Opposition Division is appealed, the Board of Appeal may remit the case to the Division under Art. 111(1). In such cases, the exact wording of the orders must be complied with. Various situations may arise:

(a)
The case is remitted for grant or maintenance in amended or limited form on the basis of a complete text which has been finally decided by the Board. 
(b)
The case is remitted for the description to be brought into line with claims whose wording has been finally decided by the Board. 
(c)
The case is remitted for further prosecution.