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This alphabetical keyword index is not exhaustive.

Data retrieval, formats and structures   G‑II, 3.7.2

Date   

Date considered as date on which payment is made   A‑X, 4

Automatic debiting procedure   A‑X, 4.3

Deposit accounts with the EPO   A‑X, 4.2

Payment or transfer to a bank account held by the European Patent Organisation   A‑X, 4.1

Date of filing   A‑II, 4.1.5, A‑IV, 1.2.1, G‑VII, 2

Accorded date of filing still subject to review   G‑IV, 5.1.2

Applications containing claims filed after the accorded date of filing   B‑XI, 2.2

Claims filed after accordance of a date of filing   C‑III, 1.1.2

Claims filed after the date of filing   H‑IV, 2.2.3

Date of filing or priority date as effective date   G‑IV, 3

Minimum requirements for according a date of filing   A‑II, 4.1

Missing parts of the description or missing drawings filed after the date of filing   H‑IV, 2.2.2

Re-dating   C‑III, 1.1.1, H‑IV, 2.2.2

Sequence listings filed after the date of filing   H‑IV, 2.2.4

Date of filing of a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.2, A‑IV, 1.2.1, A‑IV, 1.2.2, A‑IV, 1.4.3, A‑IV, 2.5, C‑IX, 1.1, C‑IX, 1.4

Priority claim of a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.2.2

Date of interruption   E‑VII, 1.3

Date of priority   A‑IV, 1.2.1, A‑IV, 1.2.2, A‑IV, 2.5, C‑IX, 1.1, C‑IX, 2.1, F‑VI, 1.2, G‑IV, 3, G‑IV, 5.1

Date of publication   A‑VI, 1.1

Date of receipt   A‑II, 3.1, A‑II, 3.2

Date of receipt of the debit order   A‑X, 4.2.4

Date of reference for documents cited in the search report   B‑VI, 5

Documents published after the filing date   B‑VI, 5.4

Doubts as to the validity of the priority claim   B‑VI, 5.3

Extension of the search   B‑VI, 5.3

Intermediate documents   B‑VI, 5.2

Matters of doubt in the state of the art   B‑VI, 5.6

Non-prejudicial disclosures   B‑VI, 5.5

Verification of claimed priority date(s)   B‑VI, 5.1

Date of the stay of proceedings   A‑IV, 2.2.2, D‑VII, 4.1.1

Stay of proceedings   D‑VII, 4.1.1

Stay of proceedings for grant   A‑IV, 2.2.2

Dealing with different texts in examination   H‑III, 4.1

Death or legal incapacity   E‑VII, 1.1

Continuation on the death or legal incapacity of the opponent   D‑VII, 5.2

Debit orders   A‑X, 6.2.3

Debit orders for deposit accounts held with the EPO   A‑II, 1.6

Debiting the deposit account   A‑X, 4.2.3

Decisions   C‑VIII, 6, D‑VIII, 2, E‑X

Basic principles of decisions   E‑X, 1

Binding nature of decisions on appeals   E‑X, 4

Correction of errors in decisions and related application and patent documents   H‑VI, 3

Decision according to the state of the file   C‑V, 15

Decision by means of a standard form   C‑V, 15.2

Issuing a further communication (no refusal)   C‑V, 15.4

Issuing a self-contained decision   C‑V, 15.3

Request for a decision according to the state of the file   C‑V, 15.1

Decision concerning the admissibility of an opposition, the patent proprietor being a party   D‑IV, 5.5

Decision concerning the awarding of costs by the opposition division   D‑II, 4.2

Decision on a notified loss of rights at the request of the person concerned   D‑VIII, 2.3

Decision on closure of the opposition proceedings   D‑VIII, 2.5

Decision on loss of rights   E‑VIII, 1.9.3

Decision on re-establishment of rights   D‑VIII, 2.4, E‑VIII, 3.3

Other decisions   D‑VIII, 2.4

Re-establishment of rights   E‑VIII, 3.3

Decision on request for revocation   D‑X, 3

Decision on the documents on the basis of which the patent is to be maintained   D‑VI, 7.2.2

Decision on the form of the opinion   E‑IV, 1.8.1

Decision on the inadmissibility of an opposition or intervention   D‑VIII, 2.1

Decision on the request and the taking of evidence   E‑IV, 2.4

Decisions of the opposition division   D‑VIII, 2

Decisions of the opposition division   D‑VIII

Final decisions on an admissible opposition   D‑VIII, 1

Other decisions   D‑VIII, 2

Decisions on the apportionment of costs   D‑IX, 1.2

Decisions taken by the examining or opposition divisions   E‑X, 2

Analysing the parties' arguments   E‑X, 2.8

Authoritative text of documents   E‑X, 2.2

Content   E‑X, 2.7

Decision on the file as it stands   E‑X, 2.5

Facts and submissions   E‑X, 2.4

Late-filed submissions   E‑X, 2.10

Main and auxiliary requests   E‑X, 2.9

Reasoning of decisions   E‑X, 2.6

Requirements as to form   E‑X, 2.3

Decisions which do not terminate proceedings   D‑VIII, 2.2, E‑X, 3

Decisions, notification   E‑II, 2.1

Elected Office   E‑X

Form of decisions, communications and notices   E‑II, 1.3

Information as to means of redress   E‑X, 5

Interlocutory decisions   E‑X, 3

Legal status of decisions   D‑X, 8

Notification   E‑X, 6

Work within the examining division   C‑VIII, 6

Declaration of priority   A‑III, 6.5, F‑VI, 3.2

Correcting an existing priority claim   A‑III, 6.5.2

Deficiencies in the priority claim and loss of the priority right   A‑III, 6.5.3

Filing a new priority claim   A‑III, 6.5.1

Declaration replacing the translation   A‑III, 6.8.6

Defects in the certificate or the identification   A‑IV, 3.2

Deficiencies   A‑II, 4.1.4, A‑III, 5.5

Communication in the event of deficiencies as described in D‑IV, 1.2.1, which, if not remedied, will lead to the opposition being deemed not to have been filed   D‑IV, 1.3.1

Communication in the event of deficiencies as described in D‑IV, 1.2.2, which, if not remedied, will lead to rejection of the opposition as inadmissible   D‑IV, 1.3.2

Communications concerning formal deficiencies   A‑V, A‑V, 1

Correction of deficiencies   A‑III, 16

Deficiencies in the priority claim and loss of the priority right   A‑III, 6.5.3

Deficiencies which lead to the request being deemed not to have been filed   D‑X, 2.1

Deficiencies which may no longer be remedied in accordance with Rule 77(1) and (2), resulting in the opposition being rejected as inadmissible   D‑IV, 1.4.2

Deficiencies which may no longer be remedied, as a result of which the opposition is deemed not to have been filed   D‑IV, 1.4.1

Deficiencies which, if not remedied, lead to the opposition being deemed not to have been filed   D‑IV, 1.2.1

Deficiencies which, if not remedied, lead to the opposition being rejected as inadmissible   D‑IV, 1.2.2

Deficiencies under Rule 77(1)   D‑IV, 1.2.2.1

Deficiencies under Rule 77(2)   D‑IV, 1.2.2.2

Deficiencies which, if not remedied, lead to the request being rejected as inadmissible   D‑X, 2.2

Examination for deficiencies in the notice of opposition   D‑IV, 1.2

Examination for deficiencies in the notice of opposition and communications from the formalities officer arising from this examination   D‑IV, 1

Examination for deficiencies in the request   D‑X, 2

Formal deficiencies   B‑IV, 1.2

Issue of communications by the formalities officer as a result of examination for deficiencies   D‑IV, 1.3

Period allowed for remedying deficiencies   A‑III, 16.2

Subsequent procedure in the event of deficiencies which may no longer be remedied   D‑IV, 1.4

Defined notice period   E‑III, 7.1.3

Definitions   B‑V, 1

Definition by reference to use or another entity   F‑IV, 4.14

Definition in terms of function   F‑IV, 6.5

Definition of essential features   F‑IV, 4.5.2

General remarks and definitions   G‑II, 5.1, G‑IV, 1

Use of the description and/or drawings to establish definitions of clear terms given a definition different from their usual meaning   B‑III, 3.2.4

Use of the description and/or drawings to establish definitions of unclear terms not defined in the claims   B‑III, 3.2.3

Definitive content   F‑II, 2.2

Deletion of part of the claimed subject-matter   H‑V, 3.3

Delivery of mail (Dislocation in ~)    A‑II, 1.7

Delivery of the decision   E‑III, 9

Department responsible   D‑VII, 4.4, D‑X, 4.1

Procedure where the patent proprietor is not entitled   D‑VII, 4.4

Substantive examination (limitation)   D‑X, 4.1

Departments of the EPO (Taking of evidence by the ~)    E‑IV, 1

Dependent claims   F‑V, 9, G‑VII, 13

Dependent claims pursuant to Art. 54(5)   G‑VI, 7.1.5

Independent and dependent claims   B‑III, 3.7, F‑IV, 3.4

Search on dependent claims   B‑III, 3.8

Support for dependent claims   F‑IV, 6.6

Treatment of dependent claims under Rule 62a   B‑VIII, 4.6

Deposit   

Application of the ten-day fail-safe arrangement to the replenishment of deposit accounts   A‑X, 6.2.2

Debit orders for deposit accounts held with the EPO   A‑II, 1.6

Deposit accounts with the EPO   A‑X, 4.2

Date of receipt of the debit order   A‑X, 4.2.4

Debiting the deposit account   A‑X, 4.2.3

Insufficient funds   A‑X, 4.2.4

Payments to replenish a deposit account   A‑X, 4.2.2

Deposit of biological material   F‑III, 6.3

New deposit of biological material   A‑IV, 4.1.1

Deposit thereof   A‑IV, 4.1

Application was filed by reference to a previous application   A‑IV, 4.1.2

New deposit of biological material   A‑IV, 4.1.1

Derogations   

Derogations from language requirements   D‑III, 4

Derogations from the language of the proceedings in oral proceedings   A‑VII, 4, E‑V

Exceptions from sections 1 and 2   E‑V, 3

Language of a contracting state or other language   E‑V, 2

Language used by employees of the EPO   E‑V, 5

Language used in the minutes   E‑V, 6

Language used in the taking of evidence   E‑V, 4

Use of an official language   E‑V, 1

Derogations from the language of the proceedings in written proceedings   A‑VII, 3

Admissible non-EPO languages   A‑VII, 3.2

Documents filed as evidence   A‑VII, 3.4

Parties’ written submissions   A‑VII, 3.1

Priority document   A‑VII, 3.3

Third-party observations   A‑VII, 3.5

Description   A‑II, 4.1.3, F‑II, 1

Adaptation of the description   C‑V, 4.5

Alteration, excision or addition of text in the description   H‑V, 2.6

Amendment   H‑IV, 2.2.7, H‑V, 2.2, H‑V, 3.2, H‑V, 3.2.1

Amendments in the description   H‑V, 2

Applications containing missing parts of description and/or drawings filed under Rule 56 EPC or Rule 20 PCT   B‑XI, 2.1

Cases of oral description   G‑IV, 7.3.1

Citation of prior art in the description after the filing date   H‑IV, 2.2.7

Claims with explicit references to the description or drawings   B‑III, 3.2.1

Consistent use of reference signs as between description, claims and drawings   A‑IX, 7.5.4

Content   F‑II, 4.1

Correction   A‑VI, A‑VI, 1.3, H‑VI, 2, H‑VI, 2.2

Correction of description, claims and drawings   H‑VI, 2.2.1

Description (formal requirements)   F‑II, 4

Background art   F‑II, 4.3

Computer programs   F‑II, 4.12

Industrial application   F‑II, 4.9

Irrelevant matter   F‑II, 4.4

Manner and order of presentation   F‑II, 4.10

Physical values, units   F‑II, 4.13

Reference in the description to drawings   F‑II, 4.7

Reference signs   F‑II, 4.8

Registered trademarks   F‑II, 4.14

Rule 42(1)(c) vs. Art. 52(1)   F‑II, 4.6

Technical field   F‑II, 4.2

Technical problem and its solution   F‑II, 4.5

Terminology   F‑II, 4.11

Description and drawings   C‑IX, 1.5

Different description for different Contracting States   G‑IV, 6

Examination of the description and/or drawings   H‑IV, 4.4.2

Features described in a document cross-referenced in the description   H‑IV, 2.2.1

Late filing of missing drawings or missing parts of the description   A‑II, 5, A‑II, 5.1, A‑II, 5.2

Matters to be determined by the division in cases of oral description   G‑IV, 7.3.3

Missing drawings or parts of the description filed under Rule 56   C‑III, 1.1.1

Missing parts of description and missing drawings filed as corrections under Rule 139   H‑VI, 2.2.2

Missing parts of the description or missing drawings filed after the date of filing   H‑IV, 2.2.2

Non-prejudicial oral description   G‑IV, 7.3.2

Reference to a previously filed application   A‑II, 4.1.3.1

State of the art made available by means of oral description   G‑IV, 7.3

Subject-matter taken from the description   H‑II, 6.2

Support in description   F‑IV, 6

Tables in the description   A‑IX, 11.2.1

Use of the description and/or drawings to establish definitions of clear terms given a definition different from their usual meaning   B‑III, 3.2.4

Use of the description and/or drawings to establish definitions of unclear terms not defined in the claims   B‑III, 3.2.3

Use of the description and/or drawings to identify the technical problem   B‑III, 3.2.2

Withdrawal of late-filed missing drawings or missing parts of the description   A‑II, 5.5

Designated Office   

Communication to the EPO as a designated Office   E‑IX, 2.7

Review by the EPO as a designated Office   E‑IX, 2.9

Designation   

Designation fee   A‑III, 11.2.1, A‑III, 11.2.2, A‑III, 11.3.1, A‑IV, 1.4.1, E‑IX, 2.3.11

Consequences of non-payment of the designation fee   A‑III, 11.2.3, A‑III, 11.3.2

Designation fee(s), extension and validation fees   C‑II, 4

European divisional application   A‑III, 11.2.1, A‑IV, 1.3.4, A‑IV, 1.4.1

European patent applications filed on or after 1 April 2009   A‑III, 11.2.2

Examination fee and designation fee   A‑X, 5.2.2

Filing fee, designation fee, request for examination, search fee and claims fees   E‑IX, 2.1.3

Filing, search and designation fee(s)   A‑IV, 1.4.1

Indication of the purpose of the payment in the case of designation fees   A‑X, 7.2

Payment of designation fee   A‑III, 11.2.2

Provisions of Chapter A‑III ("Examination of formal requirements")   E‑IX, 2.3.11

Designation of contracting states   A‑III, 11, A‑IV, 1.3.4

European patent applications filed before 1 April 2009   A‑III, 11.3

European patent applications filed on or after 1 April 2009   A‑III, 11.2

Designation of inventor   A‑III, 5, A‑IV, 1.5, E‑IX, 2.3.4

Deficiencies   A‑III, 5.5

Designation filed in a separate document   A‑III, 5.3

European divisional applications   A‑IV, 1.5

Examination of formal requirements   A‑III, 5

Incorrect designation   A‑III, 5.6

Notification   A‑III, 5.4

Waiver of right to be mentioned as inventor   A‑III, 5.2

Of Contracting States   A‑IV, 1.3.4, A‑VI, 1.3, C‑V, 10

Withdrawal of application or designation   E‑VIII, 8.1

Withdrawal of designation   A‑III, 11.2.4, A‑III, 11.3.8

Details and special features of the proceedings   D‑VII

Continuation of the opposition proceedings in the cases covered by Rule 84   D‑VII, 5

Intervention of the assumed infringer   D‑VII, 6

Procedure where the patent proprietor is not entitled   D‑VII, 4

Publication of a new specification of the patent   D‑VII, 7

Request for documents   D‑VII, 2

Sequence of proceedings   D‑VII, 1

Transitional provisions for Art. 54(4) EPC 1973 and Art. 54(5)   D‑VII, 8

Unity of the European patent   D‑VII, 3

Details of the entitlements of witnesses and experts   E‑IV, 1.10.3

Determination of the closest prior art   G‑VII, 5.1

Determination of the invention first mentioned in the claims   F‑V, 8.2

Determination of time limits   E‑VIII, 1.1

Determining priority dates   F‑VI, 2

Examining the validity of a right to priority   F‑VI, 2.1

Priority claim not valid   F‑VI, 2.3

Same invention   F‑VI, 2.2

Some examples of determining priority dates   F‑VI, 2.4

Diagnostic methods   G‑II, 4.2, G‑II, 4.2.1, G‑II, 4.2.1.3

Exceptions to patentability   G‑II, 4.2

Limitations of exception under Art. 53(c)   G‑II, 4.2.1.3

Methods for treatment of the human or animal body by surgery or therapy and diagnostic methods practised on the human or animal body   B‑VIII, 2.1

Surgery, therapy and diagnostic methods   G‑II, 4.2

Diagnostic uses pursuant to Art. 54(5)   G‑VI, 7.1.3

Diagrams   A‑IX, 1.1

Sectional diagrams   A‑IX, 7.3.1

Different categories   B‑III, 3.10

Claims in different categories   G‑VII, 13

Different sets of claims   D‑X, 10

Limitation is different for different contracting states because the claims as granted were different for different contracting states   D‑X, 10.2

Limitation results in the claims becoming different in different contracting states   D‑X, 10.1

Different text in respect of the state of the art according to Art. 54(3) and Art. 54(4) EPC 1973   H‑III, 4.2

Different text where a transfer of right has taken place pursuant to Art. 61 or Rule 78 in respect of certain designated states   H‑III, 4.3

Different text where a transfer of right takes place pursuant to Art. 61 in examination proceedings   H‑III, 4.3.1

Different texts where a transfer of the patent in respect of certain designated states takes place in opposition proceedings   H‑III, 4.3.2

Opposition cases with different texts where a transfer of rights by virtue of a final decision pursuant to Art. 61 took place in examination proceedings   H‑III, 4.3.3

Different text where a transfer of right takes place pursuant to Art. 61 in examination proceedings   H‑III, 4.3.1

Different texts in respect of different contracting states   H‑III, 4

Dealing with different texts in examination   H‑III, 4.1

Different text in respect of the state of the art according to Art. 54(3) and Art. 54(4) EPC 1973   H‑III, 4.2

Different text where a transfer of right has taken place pursuant to Art. 61 or Rule 78 in respect of certain designated states   H‑III, 4.3

Different texts where national rights of earlier date exist   H‑III, 4.4

Opposition proceedings where the claims as granted are different for different contracting states   H‑III, 4.5

Different texts where a transfer of the patent in respect of certain designated states takes place in opposition proceedings   H‑III, 4.3.2

Different texts where national rights of earlier date exist   H‑III, 4.4

Different types of search reports drawn up by the EPO   B‑X, 2

Difficulties in performing the invention   F‑III, 5.3

Disclaimer disclosed in the application as originally filed   H‑V, 3.5

Disclaimers not disclosed in the application as originally filed   H‑V, 4

Subject-matter to be excluded is disclosed in the application as originally filed   H‑V, 4.2

Subject-matter to be excluded is not disclosed in the application as originally filed (so-called undisclosed disclaimers)   H‑V, 4.1

Disclosure   

Cases of partially insufficient disclosure   F‑III, 5

Contents of prior-art disclosures   B‑VI, 6

Disclosures which have no date or an unreliable date   G‑IV, 7.5.4

Documents which refer to a non-written disclosure   B‑X, 9.2.3

Enabling disclosure of a prior document   G‑VI, 4

Enabling disclosures   G‑IV, 2

Generic disclosure and specific examples   G‑VI, 5

Implicit disclosure and parameters   G‑VI, 6

Insufficient disclosure   D‑V, 4

Insufficient disclosure of the invention   D‑V, 4

Insufficient prior art disclosures   B‑VI, 6.4

Internet disclosures   B‑VI, 7, G‑IV, 7.5

Lack of support vs. insufficient disclosure   F‑IV, 6.4

Non-prejudicial disclosure   B‑VI, 5.5

Of the invention   B‑III, 3.6, F‑II, 4.1, F‑III, 1, F‑III, 2, F‑III, 3, F‑III, 6.1, F‑IV, 6.4

Oral disclosure, etc.   B‑VI, 2

Subject-matter of the European patent extending beyond the original disclosure   D‑V, 6

Sufficiency of disclosure   F‑III, F‑III, 1

Sufficiency of disclosure and clarity   F‑III, 11

Sufficiency of disclosure and inventive step   F‑III, 12

Sufficiency of disclosure and Rule 56   F‑III, 10

Summary of the disclosure   F‑II, 2.3

Discoveries   G‑II, 3.1

Discretion regarding grant of requests for video-conferences   E‑III, 11.1.1

Dislocation in delivery of mail   A‑II, 1.7

Disparaging statements   A‑III, 8.2, F‑II, 7.3

Dispensing with the supplementary European search report   B‑II, 4.3.1

Display at an exhibition   A‑IV, 3

Certificate of exhibition   A‑IV, 3.1

Defects in the certificate or the identification   A‑IV, 3.2

Identification of invention   A‑IV, 3.1

Distinction between allowable and unallowable amendments   D‑V, 6.2

Divisional application   C‑IX, 1, E‑IX, 2.4.1, H‑IV, 2.3.2

Abandonment of subject-matter   C‑IX, 1.3

Additional fee for divisional applications   A‑III, 13.3

Additional fee for divisional applications of second or subsequent generations   A‑IV, 1.4.1.1

Claims   C‑IX, 1.6

Date of filing of a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.2

Description and drawings   C‑IX, 1.5

European divisional application   A‑IV, 1, A‑VII, 1.3

European divisional applications: other formalities examination   A‑IV, 1.7

Examination of a divisional application   C‑IX, 1.4

Filing a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.3, C‑III, 3.2

Persons entitled to file a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.1.3

Priority claim of a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.2.2

Provisions of Chapter A‑IV ("Special provisions")   E‑IX, 2.4.1

Search, publication and request for examination of divisional applications   A‑IV, 1.8

Sequence listings of a divisional application   A‑IV, 5.3

Sequences of divisional applications   A‑IV, 1.1.2

Special applications   C‑IX, 1

Voluntary and mandatory division   C‑IX, 1.2

Where and how to file a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.3.1

Documents   

Additional fee (if application documents comprise more than thirty-five pages)   A‑III, 13.2

Amendment by submitting missing documents or by filing replacement pages   H‑III, 2.2

Application documents for the supplementary European search report   B‑II, 4.3.3

Authoritative text of documents   E‑X, 2.2

Cases in limitation proceedings where the application documents as filed are no longer available   H‑IV, 2.2.6

Certified copies of documents from the files or of other documents   A‑XI, 5.1

Citation of documents corresponding to documents not available or not published in one of the official EPO languages   B‑VI, 6.2

Citing documents not mentioned in the search report   C‑IV, 7.4

Correction of errors in decisions and related application and patent documents   H‑VI, 3

Correction of errors in documents filed with the EPO   A‑V, 3, H‑VI, 2

"Corresponding documents"   B‑X, 9.1.2

Cross-references between prior art documents   G‑IV, 8

Date of reference for documents cited in the search report   B‑VI, 5

Decision on the documents on the basis of which the patent is to be maintained   D‑VI, 7.2.2

Document camera   E‑III, 11.2.2

Documents cited for other reasons   B‑X, 9.2.8

Documents cited in the application   B‑X, 9.2.7

Documents cited or supplied by the applicant   B‑IV, 1.3

Documents defining the state of the art and not prejudicing novelty or inventive step   B‑X, 9.2.2

Documents discovered after completion of the search   B‑IV, 3.2

Documents filed after filing the European patent application   A‑VIII, 3.1

Documents filed as evidence   A‑VII, 3.4

Documents filed in the wrong language   A‑VII, 5

Documents forming part of the European patent application   A‑VIII, 3.2

Documents in a non-official language   G‑IV, 4

Machine translations   G‑IV, 4.1

Documents making up the application, replacement documents, translations   A‑III, 3.2

Physical requirements of applications filed by reference to a previously filed application   A‑III, 3.2.1

Physical requirements of late-filed application documents   A‑III, 3.2.2

Documents making up the European patent application   A‑VIII, 2.1

Documents noted in the search   B‑X, 9

Categories of documents (X, Y, P, A, D, etc.)   B‑X, 9.2

Identification of documents in the search report   B‑X, 9.1

Identification of relevant passages in prior art documents   B‑X, 9.4

Relationship between documents and claims   B‑X, 9.3

Documents published after the filing date   B‑VI, 5.4

Documents relating to the theory or principle underlying the invention   B‑X, 9.2.5

Documents relevant only to other inventions   B‑VII, 1.3

Documents which refer to a non-written disclosure   B‑X, 9.2.3

Errors in documents   A‑VI, 1.3, H‑VI, 2

Errors in prior art documents   G‑IV, 9

Evaluation of prior art documents cited in search report and late priority claim   C‑III, 7

Excluded from file inspection   A‑XI, 2.3

Filing of amended documents and new requests   C‑VII, 2.8.4

Filing of amended documents in reply to the notice of opposition   D‑IV, 5.3

Filing of subsequent documents   A‑VIII, 2.5

Form of documents   A‑VIII, 2

Intermediate documents   B‑VI, 5.2, B‑X, 9.2.4

Invitation to file amended documents   D‑VI, 4.2

Language   A‑VII, 5, E‑IX, 4.3

Languages of the documents cited   B‑X, 9.1.3

Late receipt of documents   E‑VIII, 1.7

Notification   E‑II, 2.1

Particularly relevant documents   B‑X, 9.2.1

Patent documents arranged for systematic access   B‑IX, 2

Physical requirements: other documents   A‑III, 3.3

Potentially conflicting patent documents   B‑X, 9.2.6

Priority documents   A‑VII, 3.3, A‑XI, 5.2, E‑IX, 2.3.5, F‑VI, 3.4, H‑IV, 2.2.5

Priority documents issued by the EPO   A‑XI, 5.2

Procedure for amendments to documents   H‑III, 2

Published European applications as "E" documents   B‑VI, 4.1.1

Published international applications (WO) as "E" documents   B‑VI, 4.1.2

Reference documents   F‑III, 8, H‑V, 2.5

Replacement documents and translations   A‑VIII, 2.2

Request for documents   D‑VII, 2

Signature of documents   A‑VIII, 3

Standards and standard preparatory documents   G‑IV, 7.6

Subsequent filing of documents   A‑II, 1.5

Types of documents   B‑IV, 2.3

Use of "P" and "E" documents in the search opinion   B‑XI, 4.1

Double patenting   G‑IV, 5.4

Doubts as to the validity of the priority claim   B‑VI, 5.3

Drawings   A‑IX, E‑IX, 2.3.9, F‑II, 5

Amendments   A‑V, 2.1, A‑V, 2.2, A‑VII, 2, A‑IX, 10, C‑II, 3.1, G‑IV, 3

Amendments derived from drawings   H‑V, 6

Amendments to drawings   A‑IX, 10

Applications containing missing parts of description and/or drawings filed under Rule 56 EPC or Rule 20 PCT   B‑XI, 2.1

Claims with explicit references to the description or drawings   B‑III, 3.2.1

Conditions regarding the paper used   A‑IX, 3

Consistent use of reference signs as between description, claims and drawings   A‑IX, 7.5.4

Consistent use of reference signs as between drawings   A‑IX, 7.5.5

Content of a European patent application (other than claims)   F‑II, 5

Conventional symbols   A‑IX, 9

Correction   A‑VI, 1.3, H‑VI, 2, H‑VI, 2.2

Correction of description, claims and drawings   H‑VI, 2.2.1

Description and drawings   C‑IX, 1.5

Different drawings for different Contracting States   G‑IV, 6

Drawings of lines and strokes   A‑IX, 7.1

European patent application   A‑IX

Examination of the description and/or drawings   H‑IV, 4.4.2

Executing of drawings   A‑IX, 7

Form   F‑II, 5.1

Form and content   F‑II, 5.1

General layout of drawings   A‑IX, 5

Graphic forms of presentation considered as drawings   A‑IX, 1

Graphic forms of presentation not considered as drawings   A‑IX, 11

Grouping of drawings   A‑IX, 2.1

Height of the numbers and letters in the drawings   A‑IX, 7.5.3

Late filing of missing drawings or missing parts of the description   A‑II, 5, A‑II, 5.1, A‑II, 5.2

Missing drawings or parts of the description filed under Rule 56   C‑III, 1.1.1

Missing parts of description and missing drawings filed as corrections under Rule 139   H‑VI, 2.2.2

Missing parts of the description or missing drawings filed after the date of filing   H‑IV, 2.2.2

Numbering of sheets of drawings   A‑IX, 4.2

Photographs   F‑II, 5.3

Presentation of the sheets of drawings   A‑IX, 4

Printing quality   F‑II, 5.2

Prohibited matter   A‑III, 8.1, A‑IX, 6, B‑IV, 1.2

Provisions of Chapter A‑III ("Examination of formal requirements")   E‑IX, 2.3.9

Publication of drawings in the abstract   B‑X, 7, F‑II, 2.4

Reference in the description to drawings   F‑II, 4.7, F‑IV, 4.17

Representation of drawings   A‑IX, 2

Reproducibility of drawings   A‑IX, 2.2

Scale of drawings   A‑IX, 7.4

Technical drawings   A‑IX, 1.1

Text matter on drawings   A‑IX, 8

Use of the description and/or drawings to establish definitions of clear terms given a definition different from their usual meaning   B‑III, 3.2.4

Use of the description and/or drawings to establish definitions of unclear terms not defined in the claims   B‑III, 3.2.3

Use of the description and/or drawings to identify the technical problem   B‑III, 3.2.2

Withdrawal of late-filed missing drawings or missing parts of the description   A‑II, 5.5

Due date   A‑X, 5.1.1

Due date for fees   A‑X, 5

Due date for specific fees   A‑X, 5.2

Claims fees   A‑X, 5.2.5

Examination fee and designation fee   A‑X, 5.2.2

Fee for grant and publishing   A‑X, 5.2.3

Fees for limitation/revocation, opposition, appeal, petition for review   A‑X, 5.2.6

Filing fee and search fee   A‑X, 5.2.1

Renewal fees   A‑X, 5.2.4

Duration of the periods to be specified by the EPO on the basis of EPC provisions   E‑VIII, 1.2

Duties   E‑XIII, 3.2

Allocation of duties and appointment of members of the opposition division   D‑II, 3

Allocation of individual duties   D‑II, 7

Composition and duties of the examining division   E‑XIII, 3

Duties and powers of members   D‑II, 6

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