P

This alphabetical keyword index is not exhaustive.

PACE   C‑VI, 2

Page-setting   A‑IX, 5.1

Parameters   F‑IV, 4.11

Implicit disclosure and parameters   G‑VI, 6

Method of and means for measuring parameters referred to in claims   F‑IV, 4.18

Partial   

Partial entitlement   C‑IX, 2.3

Partial European search report   B‑VII, 1.1

Partial transfer of right by virtue of a final decision   A‑IV, 2.7

Particularly relevant documents   B‑X, 9.2.1

Parties to opposition proceedings   D‑I, 6

Parties’ written submissions   A‑VII, 3.1

Patent applications   

Accelerated prosecution of European patent applications   E‑VIII, 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

Extension and validation of European patent applications and patents to/in states not party to the EPC   A‑III, 12

Preclassification, IPC and CPC classification of European patent applications   B‑V

Unpublished patent applications   B‑IX, 2.2

Patent Cooperation Treaty (Applications under the ~ (PCT))    E‑IX

Patent documents arranged for systematic access   B‑IX, 2

Patent family system   B‑IX, 2.4

PCT minimum documentation   B‑IX, 2.1

Search reports   B‑IX, 2.3

Unpublished patent applications   B‑IX, 2.2

Patent family members   B‑X, 11.3

Patent family system   B‑IX, 2.4

Patent proprietor   

Adherence to the text of the European patent submitted or approved by the patent proprietor   D‑VI, 2

Communications from the opposition division to the patent proprietor   D‑VI, 4

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

Invitation to the patent proprietor to submit comments and communication of opposition to the other parties concerned by the formalities officer   D‑IV, 5.2

Notifications to and observations by the patent proprietor   D‑IV, 1.5

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

Rejection of the opposition as inadmissible by the opposition division, the patent proprietor not being a party   D‑IV, 3

Revocation of the patent in the event that the patent proprietor no longer wishes the patent to be maintained as granted   D‑VIII, 1.2.5

Patent specification   

Publication of the patent specification   C‑V, 10

Withdrawal before publication of the patent specification   C‑V, 11

Patentability   B‑VIII, 1, G, G‑I, G‑III, 1

Basic requirements   G‑I, 1

Considerations relating to specific exclusions from and exceptions to patentability   B‑VIII, 2

Exceptions to patentability   G‑II, 4

Further requirements   G‑I, 2

Observations by third parties   D‑I, 6, E‑VI, 3

Subject-matter excluded from patentability under Art. 52(2) and (3)   B‑VIII, 2.2

Technical progress, advantageous effects   G‑I, 3

Patentable biotechnological inventions   G‑II, 5.2

Payment   

Condition for valid payment   A‑X, 7.1.1

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

Fee payments lacking a legal basis   A‑X, 10.1.1

Indication of the purpose of payment in the case of claims fees   A‑X, 7.3

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

Late payments   A‑X, 10.1.2

Methods of payment   A‑X, 2

Payment in due time   A‑X, 6

Ten-day fail-safe arrangement   A‑X, 6.2

Payment of designation fee   A‑III, 11.2.2

Payment of fee at the normal fee rate   A‑X, 6.2.4

Payment of fees   A‑III, 13.1

Amendments or corrections filed in reply to a Rule 71(3) communication: no payment of fees or filing of translations necessary   C‑V, 4.1

No deferred payment of fees, no legal aid, no discretion   A‑X, 8

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

Payments to replenish a deposit account   A‑X, 4.2.2

Purpose of payment   A‑X, 7, A‑X, 7.1.2

Time limit for payment of extension and validation fees   A‑III, 12.2

PCT   

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

Applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)   E‑IX

International (PCT) searches   B‑II, 4.4

Missing elements and parts filed under Rule 20.5 and 20.6 PCT   C‑III, 1.2

PCT minimum documentation   B‑IX, 2.1

PCT vs. EPC provisions   E‑IX, 2.1.4

Reduction and refunds of fees in respect of international (PCT) applications   E‑IX, 2.6

Response to PCT actions prepared by the EPO   C‑II, 3.2

Pendency of the earlier application   A‑IV, 1.1.1

Period allowed for remedying deficiencies   A‑III, 16.2

Periodicals, records, reports, books, etc.   B‑IX, 3.1

Persons   

Person skilled in the art   B‑X, 9.2.1, D‑III, 5, D‑V, 4, F‑II, 4.1, F‑III, 1, F‑III, 2, F‑III, 3, F‑III, 6.3, F‑IV, 6.4, G‑I, 2, G‑VII, 1, G‑VII, 3

Categories of documents (X, Y, P, A, D, etc.)   B‑X, 9.2.1

Common general knowledge of the skilled person   G‑VII, 3.1

Invention   G‑VII, 1

Inventions relating to biological material   F‑III, 6.3

Inventive step   G‑VII, 3

Patentability   G‑I, 2

Sufficiency of disclosure   F‑III, 1, F‑III, 2, F‑III, 3

Person to whom refund is payable   A‑X, 10.4

Persons attending the interview   C‑VII, 2.3

Persons entitled to appeal and to be parties to appeal proceedings   E‑XII, 5

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

Persons entitled to file an application   A‑II, 2

Photographs   A‑IX, 1.2, F‑II, 5.3

Drawings   F‑II, 5.3

Graphic forms of presentation considered as drawings   A‑IX, 1.2

Physical   

Physical requirements   A‑III, 3, E‑IX, 2.3.2

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

Examination of formal requirements   A‑III, 3

Other documents   A‑III, 3.3

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

Provisions of Chapter A‑III ("Examination of formal requirements")   E‑IX, 2.3.2

Physical values, units   F‑II, 4.13

Plant   

Plant and animal varieties, essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals   G‑II, 5.4

Essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals   G‑II, 5.4.2

Plant varieties   G‑II, 5.4.1

Exceptions to patentability   G‑II, 5.4

Plants, patentability   G‑II, 5.2

Processes for the production of plants   G‑II, 5.4

Points to be disregarded   H‑IV, 4.4.3

Position of the examining division   B‑XI, 1.2

Positive   

Positive opinion   B‑XI, 3.9

Positive statements   B‑XI, 3.2.2

Positive statements/suggestions   C‑III, 4.1.2

Positive WO-ISA, SISR or IPER   E‑IX, 3.3.2

Post ("Ex ~ facto" analysis)    G‑VII, 8

Postponement   

Postponement of oral proceedings   E‑III, 7.1, E‑III, 7.1.3

Defined notice period   E‑III, 7.1.3

Postponement of oral proceedings at the instigation of the division   E‑III, 7.1.2

Requests for the postponement of oral proceedings   E‑III, 7.1.1

Postponement, cancellation or maintenance of oral proceedings   E‑III, 7

Cancellation or maintenance of oral proceedings   E‑III, 7.2

Potentially conflicting European and international applications   B‑VI, 4.1

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

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

Potentially conflicting patent documents   B‑X, 9.2.6

Precedence of opposition proceedings   D‑X, 7.1

Preclassification (for file routing and distribution)   B‑V, 2

Incorrect preclassification   B‑V, 2.1

Preclassification, IPC and CPC classification of European patent applications   B‑V

CPC classification of the application   B‑V, 4

Definitions   B‑V, 1

IPC classification of the application   B‑V, 3

Preclassification (for file routing and distribution)   B‑V, 2

Predictable disadvantage   G‑VII, 10.1

Prefixes and their symbols used to designate certain decimal multiples and submultiples   F‑II, An. 2, 1.3

Preliminary examination   E‑XIII, 5.2

International preliminary examination   E‑IX, 1, E‑X

International preliminary examination report (IPER)   F‑V, 13.3

Reduction of the examination fee where the international preliminary examination report is being drawn up by the EPO   A‑X, 9.3.2

Reduction of the fees for the international search and international preliminary examination of an international application   A‑X, 9.3.3

Refund of the international preliminary examination fee   A‑X, 10.2.5

Preliminary remarks   General Part, 1

Preparation of a decision to maintain a European patent in amended form   D‑VI, 7.2

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

Procedural requirements   D‑VI, 7.2.1

Request for publishing fee, translations and a formally compliant version of amended text passages   D‑VI, 7.2.3

Preparation of oral proceedings   E‑III, 5

When can summons to oral proceedings be issued in substantive examination   E‑III, 5.1

Preparation of substantive examination   D‑IV, 5

Communication of observations from one of the parties to the other parties   D‑IV, 5.4

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

Examination of the admissibility of an intervention and preparations in the event of an intervention   D‑IV, 5.6

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

Inadmissibility at a later stage   D‑IV, 5.1

Invitation to the patent proprietor to submit comments and communication of opposition to the other parties concerned by the formalities officer   D‑IV, 5.2

Preparation of the decision   D‑VI, 7

Preparation of a decision to maintain a European patent in amended form   D‑VI, 7.2

Preparation of the search report   B‑IV, 3.1

Preparations for the video-conference   E‑III, 11.2

Document camera   E‑III, 11.2.2

Room reservations   E‑III, 11.2.1

Presentation of the sheets of drawings   A‑IX, 4

Numbering of sheets of drawings   A‑IX, 4.2

Usable surface area of sheets   A‑IX, 4.1

Presentations of information   G‑II, 3.7

Data retrieval, formats and structures   G‑II, 3.7.2

User interfaces   G‑II, 3.7.1

Preventing publication   A‑VI, 1.2

Principle of equity   D‑IX, 1.4

Principles   

Basic principles   H‑IV, 3.1

Basic principles of decisions   E‑X, 1

Printing quality   F‑II, 5.2

Prior art   

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

Closest prior art and its effects on the search   B‑IV, 2.5

Combining pieces of prior art   G‑VII, 6

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

Determination of the closest prior art   G‑VII, 5.1

Errors in prior art documents   G‑IV, 9

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

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

Insufficient prior art disclosures   B‑VI, 6.4

Requesting information on prior art (not confined to priority)   C‑III, 6

Prior use   

Matters to be determined by the division as regards prior use   G‑IV, 7.2

Public prior use   G‑IV, 1

Priority   B‑VI, 3, F‑VI, F‑VI, 1.2, G‑IV, 3, G‑IV, 5.1

Applications giving rise to a right of priority   A‑III, 6.2

Certified copy of the previous application (priority document)   F‑VI, 3.3

Conflict with other European applications   G‑IV, 5.1

Copy of the claimed priority   A‑II, 5.4.3

Copy of the previous application (priority document)   A‑III, 6.7

Copy of the search results for the priority or priorities   A‑III, 6.12, C‑II, 5

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

Declaration of priority   A‑III, 6.5, F‑VI, 3.1, F‑VI, 3.4

Examination of the priority document   A‑III, 6.4

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

Further action upon examination of replies: further action where a request for a translation of the priority application was sent earlier in examination proceedings   C‑IV, 3.1

Intermediate publication of the contents of the priority application   F‑VI, 2.4.1

Late-filed missing parts when priority is claimed   A‑II, 5.4.1

Loss of right to priority   A‑III, 6.10

Missing parts are completely contained in the claimed priority   A‑II, 5.4.2

Missing parts based on priority, no change in filing date   A‑II, 5.4

Multiple priorities   A‑III, 6.3, A‑III, 6.7, E‑VIII, 1.5, F‑VI, 1.5

Non-entitlement to right to priority   A‑III, 6.9

Period of priority   A‑III, 6.1, A‑III, 6.6, A‑III, 6.9, F‑VI, 1.3, F‑VI, 3.6

Priority claim   F‑III, 6.4

Abandonment of priority claim   F‑VI, 3.5

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

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

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

Filing a new priority claim   A‑III, 6.5.1

Priority claim not valid   F‑VI, 2.3

Priority claim of a divisional application   A‑IV, 1.2.2

Withdrawal of priority claim   E‑VIII, 8.2

Priority claim and the search opinion   B‑XI, 4

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

Priority date   

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

Determining priority dates   F‑VI, 2

Effect of change in priority date   E‑VIII, 1.5

Filing and priority date   B‑VI, 5

Some examples of determining priority dates   F‑VI, 2.4

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

Priority date as effective date   F‑VI, 1.2

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

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

Claiming priority   F‑VI, 3.4

Content of the application as "originally" filed   H‑IV, 2.2.5

Derogations from the language of the proceedings in written proceedings   A‑VII, 3.3

Issuance of certified copies   A‑XI, 5.2

Priority documents issued by the EPO   A‑XI, 5.2

Provisions of Chapter A‑III ("Examination of formal requirements")   E‑IX, 2.3.5

Priority period   A‑III, 6.6

Re-establishment of rights in respect of the priority period   F‑VI, 3.6

Priority right   F‑VI, 1.2, F‑VI, 2.2, G‑IV, 3

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

Requesting information on prior art (not confined to priority)   C‑III, 6

Right to priority   F‑VI, 1

Right to priority   F‑VI, 1.2

Situation in which it has to be checked whether the application from which priority is actually claimed is the "first application" in the sense of Art. 87(1)   F‑VI, 2.4.4

State of the art   G‑IV, 3

State of the art at the search stage   B‑VI, 3

Translation of priority already filed   A‑III, 6.8.4

Translation of the priority   A‑II, 5.4.4

Validly claiming priority   F‑VI, 1.3

Problem-and-solution approach   G‑VII, 5

Claims comprising technical and non-technical features   G‑VII, 5.4

Could-would approach   G‑VII, 5.3

Determination of the closest prior art   G‑VII, 5.1

Formulation of the objective technical problem   G‑VII, 5.2

Procedural aspects   H‑VI, 3.5

Amendments in case of non-unity: further procedural aspects concerning Euro-PCT applications   H‑II, 7.4

Procedure after searching   B‑IV, 3

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

Errors in the search report   B‑IV, 3.3

Preparation of the search report   B‑IV, 3.1

Procedure for amendments to documents   H‑III, 2

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

Amendments made by the EPO at the request of a party   H‑III, 2.4

Amendments using copies   H‑III, 2.3

Indication of amendments and their basis under Rule 137(4)   H‑III, 2.1

Withdrawal of amendments/abandonment of subject matter   H‑III, 2.5

Procedure for file inspection   A‑XI, 2.2

Procedure for the examination of the opposition   D‑VI

Additional search   D‑VI, 5

Adherence to the text of the European patent submitted or approved by the patent proprietor   D‑VI, 2

Communications from the opposition division to the patent proprietor   D‑VI, 4

Examination of the opposition during oral proceedings   D‑VI, 6

Invitation to file observations   D‑VI, 3

Preparation of the decision   D‑VI, 7

Procedure for the fixing of costs   D‑IX, 2

Appeal against the fixing of costs by the opposition division   D‑IX, 2.2

Fixing of costs by the opposition division   D‑IX, 2.1

Procedure formalities officer   A‑III, 16.1

Procedure in examination proceedings   E‑III, 8.3.3.3, E‑III, 8.7.2

Handwritten amendments in oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.7.2

Late arrival or non-appearance at oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.3.3.3

Procedure in opposition proceedings   E‑III, 8.3.3.2, E‑III, 8.7.3

Handwritten amendments in oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.7.3

Late arrival or non-appearance at oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.3.3.2

Procedure on filing   A‑II, 3

Confirmation   A‑II, 3.1

Filing with a competent national authority   A‑II, 3.2

Receipt   A‑II, 3.1

Procedure prior to searching   B‑IV, 1

Analysis of the application   B‑IV, 1.1

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

Formal deficiencies   B‑IV, 1.2

Procedure up to substantive examination   D‑IV

Activity of the opposition division   D‑IV, 2

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

Preparation of substantive examination   D‑IV, 5

Rejection of the opposition as inadmissible by the opposition division, the patent proprietor not being a party   D‑IV, 3

Termination of opposition proceedings in the event of inadmissible opposition   D‑IV, 4

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

Continuation of proceedings   D‑VII, 4.2

Department responsible   D‑VII, 4.4

Interruption of time limits   D‑VII, 4.3

Stay of proceedings   D‑VII, 4.1

Procedures before the competent authority   E‑IV, 3.4

Procedures in cases of lack of unity   B‑VII, 2

Complete search despite of lack of unity   B‑VII, 2.2

Request for refund of further search fee(s)   B‑VII, 2.1

Supplementary European search   B‑VII, 2.3

Proceedings   

Admissibility during examination procedure: at an advanced stage of the proceedings   H‑II, 2.4

Admissibility of corrections in opposition and limitation proceedings   H‑VI, 2.1.1

Admission of the public to proceedings   E‑III, 8.1

Amendments filed in reply to a Rule 71(3) communication: further course of proceedings   H‑II, 2.5.2

Ancillary proceedings   D‑II, 4.3

Art. 61 applications and stay of proceedings under Rule 14   A‑IV, 2

Auxiliary requests: in examination proceedings   H‑III, 3.3

Auxiliary requests: in limitation proceedings   H‑III, 3.5

Auxiliary requests: in opposition proceedings   H‑III, 3.4

Cancellation or maintenance of oral proceedings   E‑III, 7.2

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

Cases in which the proceedings may be interrupted   E‑VII, 1.1

Checking the identity and authorisations of participants at oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.3.1

Closure of oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.11

Communications/oral proceedings after resumption   C‑V, 4.7.1

Compliance of amendments with other EPC requirements: in examination proceedings   H‑IV, 4.2

Compliance of amendments with other EPC requirements: in limitation proceedings   H‑IV, 4.4

Compliance of amendments with other EPC requirements: in opposition proceedings   H‑IV, 4.3

Conduct of oral proceedings   E‑III, 8, E‑III, 8.2

Consolidation of proceedings   E‑VII, 4

Continuation of proceedings   D‑VII, 4.2

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

Continuation regardless of the stage reached in national proceedings   D‑VII, 4.2.2

Correction of errors under Rule 140 while opposition proceedings are pending   H‑VI, 3.5

Costs arising from oral proceedings or taking of evidence   E‑IV, 1.9

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

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

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

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

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

Details and special features of the proceedings   D‑VII

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

Examination of the opposition during oral proceedings   D‑VI, 6

Examination proceedings (ex parte)   E‑III, 8.5.1.2

Examples concerning oral proceedings in opposition procedure   E‑VI, 2.2

Further action upon examination of replies: further action where a request for a translation of the priority application was sent earlier in examination proceedings   C‑IV, 3.1

General examples in opposition proceedings   E‑VI, 2.1

Handwritten amendments in oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.7

Indication of amendments made in main and/or auxiliary requests in examination proceedings   H‑III, 3.1.4

Influencing the speed of examination proceedings   C‑VI, 2

Interruption of proceedings   E‑VII, 1.3

Interruption, stay and consolidation of the proceedings   E‑VII

Language of proceedings   A‑IV, 1.3.3, A‑VII, 1.3, A‑VII, 2, A‑VII, 3.2, A‑VII, 4, B‑X, 3.2

Late arrival or non-appearance at oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.3.3

Late-filed requests after summons to oral proceedings in examination   H‑II, 2.7

Late-filed requests in opposition proceedings   H‑II, 3.5

Legal character and effect of the stay of proceedings   D‑VII, 4.1.2

Minutes of oral proceedings   E‑III, 10

Opening of oral proceedings: non-appearance of a party   E‑III, 8.3

Opening of the substantive part of the proceedings   E‑III, 8.4

Opening the oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.3.2

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

Opposition proceedings (inter partes)   E‑III, 8.5.1.1

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

Oral proceedings   C‑VII, 4, D‑VI, 1, E‑III, H‑III, 3.4.2, H‑III, 3.5.3

Oral proceedings and interviews held by video-conference   E‑III, 11

Oral proceedings at the instance of the EPO   E‑III, 4

Oral proceedings at the request of a party   E‑III, 2

Parties to opposition proceedings   D‑I, 6

Persons entitled to appeal and to be parties to appeal proceedings   E‑XII, 5

Postponement of oral proceedings   E‑III, 7.1, E‑III, 7.1.3

Postponement of oral proceedings at the instigation of the division   E‑III, 7.1.2

Postponement, cancellation or maintenance of oral proceedings   E‑III, 7

Precedence of opposition proceedings   D‑X, 7.1

Preparation of oral proceedings   E‑III, 5

Procedure in examination proceedings   E‑III, 8.3.3.3, E‑III, 8.7.2

Procedure in opposition proceedings   E‑III, 8.3.3.2, E‑III, 8.7.3

Public proceedings   E‑III, 8.1

Relation to opposition proceedings   D‑X, 7

Request for further oral proceedings   E‑III, 3

Request for oral proceedings by an opponent whose opposition is to be rejected as inadmissible or is deemed not to have been filed   E‑III, 2.1

Requesting postponement during oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.11.1

Requests for the postponement of oral proceedings   E‑III, 7.1.1

Resumption   E‑VII, 1.3, E‑VIII, 1.4

Resumption after final decision in entitlement proceedings   A‑IV, 2.2.5.1

Resumption of proceedings   E‑VII, 1.4

Resumption of the proceedings for grant   A‑IV, 2.2.5

Resumption regardless of the stage of entitlement proceedings   A‑IV, 2.2.5.2

Rule 137(4) and oral proceedings   H‑III, 2.1.3

Sequence of proceedings   D‑VII, 1

Status of oral proceedings held by video-conference   E‑III, 11.1.2

Stay of proceedings   D‑VII, 4.1

Stay of proceedings for grant   A‑IV, 2.2

Stay of proceedings under Rule 14 due to pending national entitlement proceedings   E‑VII, 2

Stay of proceedings when a referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal is pending   E‑VII, 3

Summons to oral proceedings   D‑VI, 3.2, E‑III, 6

Summons to oral proceedings as the first action in examination   C‑III, 5

Termination of opposition proceedings in the event of inadmissible opposition   D‑IV, 4

Use of computer-generated slideshows in oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.5.1

Use of laptops or other electronic devices during either ex parte or inter partes oral proceedings   E‑III, 8.2.1

Use of Rule 137(4) for amendments filed during oral proceedings in examination   E‑III, 8.8

When can summons to oral proceedings be issued in substantive examination   E‑III, 5.1

Withdrawal of the request for oral proceedings   E‑III, 7.2.2

Producing evidence   C‑VII, 3.2

Product claim to method claim   H‑V, 7.2

Product claim to use claim   H‑V, 7.1

Product-by-process claim   F‑IV, 4.12

Products   F‑IV, 3.1, F‑IV, 4.12, G‑II, 4.2, G‑II, 5.4, G‑II, 5.5.1

Intermediate and final products   F‑V, 3

Products that may be claimed for a further medical use   G‑VI, 7.1.1

Second or further medical use of known pharmaceutical products   G‑VI, 7.1

Professional representatives (List of ~)    A‑VIII, 1.4

Programs for computers   G‑II, 3.6

List of exclusions   G‑II, 3.6

Prohibited matter   A‑III, 8, A‑IX, 6, E‑IX, 2.3.7, F‑II, 7, G‑II, 4.1.1

Categories   F‑II, 7.1

Content of a European patent application (other than claims)   F‑II, 7

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

Examination of formal requirements   A‑III, 8

Irrelevant matter   F‑II, 7.4

Matter contrary to "ordre public" or morality   F‑II, 7.2

Matter contrary to "ordre public" or morality   G‑II, 4.1.1

Morality or "ordre public"   A‑III, 8.1

Omission of matter from publication   F‑II, 7.5

Provisions of Chapter A‑III ("Examination of formal requirements")   E‑IX, 2.3.7

Proper names, trademarks and trade names   F‑III, 7

Property (Use on non-public ~)    G‑IV, 7.2.3

Proprietor of the patent   

Death or legal incapacity   E‑VII, 1.1

Joint proprietors   D‑I, 6

Proprietor of the patent is not entitled   D‑I, 6

Prosecution of the application by a third party   A‑IV, 2.4

Protection   

Assessment of impermissible extension of the protection conferred   H‑IV, 3.5

Protection conferred by the patent as granted   H‑IV, 3.3

Provisions of Chapter   

Provisions of Chapter A‑II ("Filing of applications and examination on filing")   E‑IX, 2.2

Provisions of Chapter A‑III ("Examination of formal requirements")   E‑IX, 2.3

Abstract   E‑IX, 2.3.10

Claim to priority   E‑IX, 2.3.5

Claims fee   E‑IX, 2.3.8

Designation fee   E‑IX, 2.3.11

Designation of inventor   E‑IX, 2.3.4

Drawings   E‑IX, 2.3.9

Physical requirements   E‑IX, 2.3.2

Prohibited matter   E‑IX, 2.3.7

Representation   E‑IX, 2.3.1

Request for grant   E‑IX, 2.3.3

Title of the invention   E‑IX, 2.3.6

Provisions of Chapter A‑IV ("Special provisions")   E‑IX, 2.4

Divisional applications   E‑IX, 2.4.1

Sequence listings   E‑IX, 2.4.2

Provisions of Chapter A‑VI ("Publication of application; request for examination and transmission of the dossier to examining division")   E‑IX, 2.5

Publication of the international application   E‑IX, 2.5.1

Request for examination   E‑IX, 2.5.2

Supplementary European search   E‑IX, 2.5.3

Public   

Admission of the public to proceedings   E‑III, 8.1

Information to the public   D‑I, 8

Matter contrary to "ordre public" or morality   F‑II, 7.2, G‑II, 4.1

Morality or "ordre public"   A‑III, 8.1

Public availability of biological material   F‑III, 6.2

State of the art made available to the public "by use or in any other way"   G‑IV, 7

State of the art made available to the public in writing or by any other means   G‑IV, 7.4

Publication   

Burden of proof: other "print equivalent" publications   G‑IV, 7.5.3.2

Non-traditional publications   G‑IV, 7.5.3.3

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

Publication of application   A‑VI, A‑VI, 1

Content of the publication   A‑VI, 1.3

Date of publication   A‑VI, 1.1

No publication   A‑VI, 1.2

Preventing publication   A‑VI, 1.2

Provisions of Chapter A‑VI ("Publication of application; request for examination and transmission of the dossier to examining division")   E‑IX, 2.5

Publication in electronic form only   A‑VI, 1.4

Request for examination and transmission of the dossier to the examining division   A‑VI, 2

Response to the search opinion   A‑VI, 3

Separate publication of the European search report   A‑VI, 1.5

Publication of bibliographic data before publication of the application   A‑XI, 2.6

Publication of the international application   E‑IX, 2.5.1

Publication of the patent specification   C‑V, 10

Withdrawal before publication of the patent specification   C‑V, 11

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

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

Purpose of examination   C‑I, 4

Purpose of Part A   A‑I, 3

Purpose of Part B   B‑I, 1

Purpose of payment   A‑X, 7, A‑X, 7.1.2

Indication of the purpose of payment in the case of claims fees   A‑X, 7.3

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

Purpose of the abstract   F‑II, 2.1

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