S

This alphabetical keyword index is not exhaustive.

Same invention   F‑VI, 2.2

Scale of drawings   A‑IX, 7.4

Schemes, rules and methods for performing mental acts, playing games or doing business   G‑II, 3.5

Scientific theories   G‑II, 3.2

List of exclusions   G‑II, 3.2

Scope   

Scope of the examination   D‑X, 4.3

Scope of the search   B‑III, 2

Completeness of the search   B‑III, 2.1

Effectiveness and efficiency of the search   B‑III, 2.2

Invitation to pay additional search fees combined with invitation to restrict the scope of the search   C‑III, 3.1.3

Search in analogous fields   B‑III, 2.3

Search on the internet   B‑III, 2.4

Scope of the technical opinion   E‑XIII, 2

Search   A‑III, 10.2, A‑VI, 1.3, B‑II, 4, B‑III, 3.1, B‑IV, 1.2, B‑IV, 1.3, B‑VIII, 3.4, B‑VIII, 4.5, B‑X, 7, F‑II, 2.2, F‑II, 2.6

Accelerated search   E‑VIII, 4.1

Account of the search   B‑X, 3.3

Additional search   D‑VI, 5

Amendments required by a limitation of the search under Rule 62a and/or Rule 63   H‑II, 5

Auxiliary requests: in the search phase   H‑III, 3.2

Basis for the search   B‑III, 3.1

Characteristics of the search   B‑III

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

Completeness of the search   B‑III, 2.1

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

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

Effectiveness and efficiency of the search   B‑III, 2.2

Extension of the search   B‑VI, 5.3

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

International applications with supplementary search   F‑V, 13.2

International applications without supplementary search   F‑V, 13.1

Invitation to indicate subject-matter for search   B‑VIII, 3.1

Invitation to indicate which independent claim to search   B‑VIII, 4.1

IPC classification when the scope of the invention is not clear (e.g. a partial search)   B‑V, 3.2

Lack of unity during search   F‑V, 10

No meaningful search possible   B‑VIII, 3

Objective of the search   B‑II, 2

Opinions of the search division   B‑III, 1

Opinions on matters relating to limitation of the search   B‑III, 1.2

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

Relation to unity in search   C‑III, 3.1, C‑III, 3.1.1

Scope of the search   B‑III, 2

Search and substantive examination   B‑II, 1

Contact between the applicant and the search division   B‑II, 1.1

Search at the examination stage   C‑IV, 7.3

Search division consisting of more than one examiner   B‑I, 2.2

Further searches on a non-unitary application in a different technical field   B‑I, 2.2.2

Where claimed unitary subject-matter covers more than one technical field   B‑I, 2.2.1

Search divisions   B‑I, 2, B‑II, 4.1

Consultation with other examiners   B‑I, 2.1

European search report   B‑I, 2

Organisation and composition of the documentation available to the search divisions   B‑IX, 1.1

Search documentation   B‑II, 3, B‑IX

Access to EPO documentation for the national patent offices   B‑IX, 5

Non-patent literature arranged for library-type access   B‑IX, 4

Non-patent literature arranged for systematic access   B‑IX, 3

Patent documents arranged for systematic access   B‑IX, 2

Search fee   

Additional search fees paid   C‑III, 3.1.2

Applicant has not paid all additional search fees   B‑VII, 1.2.3

European search   A‑III, 13.1, A‑IV, 1.4.1, A‑X, 10.2.1

Filing and search fees   A‑III, 13

Filing fee and search fee   A‑X, 5.2.1

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

Invitation to pay additional search fees combined with invitation to restrict the scope of the search   C‑III, 3.1.3

Invitation to pay further search fees   B‑VII, 1.2

Limitation to searched invention: no additional search fees paid   C‑III, 3.1.1

Reduction of the search fee for a supplementary European search   A‑X, 9.3.1

Refund of additional search fees   C‑III, 3.3

Refund of the further search fee   A‑X, 10.2.2

Refund of the international search fee   A‑X, 10.2.3

Refund of the search fee   A‑X, 10.2.1

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

Supplementary European search   A‑X, 9.3.1, A‑X, 10.2.1, B‑VIII, 3.4, B‑VIII, 4.5, E‑IX, 2.1.3, F‑V, 13.1

Search for conflicting European applications   C‑IV, 7.1

Search in analogous fields   B‑III, 2.3

Search on dependent claims   B‑III, 3.8

Search on the internet   B‑III, 2.4

Search opinion   B‑XI, B‑XI, 1.1

Amendments made in response to the search opinion   C‑III, 2.1

Analysis of the application and content of the search opinion   B‑XI, 3

Art. 124 and the utilisation scheme   B‑XI, 9

Basis of the search opinion   B‑XI, 2

Comments and amendments in response to the search opinion   B‑XI, 3.3

No search opinion is issued   B‑XI, 7

Priority claim and the search opinion   B‑XI, 4

Reaction to the extended European search report (EESR)   B‑XI, 8

Response to the search opinion   A‑VI, 3, C‑II, 3.1

Search opinion in cases of a limitation of the search   B‑XI, 6

Transmittal of the search report and search opinion   B‑X, 12

Unity in relation to the search opinion   B‑XI, 5

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

Search opinion is part of the EESR   B‑XI, 1

Position of the examining division   B‑XI, 1.2

Search procedure and strategy   B‑IV

Procedure after searching   B‑IV, 3

Procedure prior to searching   B‑IV, 1

Search report   B‑II, 4, B‑IX, 2.3, B‑X

Additional European searches   B‑II, 4.2

Admissibility during examination procedure: after receipt of the search report - Rule 137(2)   H‑II, 2.2

Admissibility during examination procedure: before receipt of the search report - Rule 137(1)   H‑II, 2.1

Amendments made in response to the WO-ISA, IPER or supplementary international search report   C‑III, 2.2

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

Applications for which a supplementary European search report is prepared   E‑IX, 3.1, E‑IX, 3.2

Areas of technology searched   B‑X, 6

Authentication and dates   B‑X, 10

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

Classification of the patent application   B‑X, 5

Content of the extended European search report (EESR)   B‑VIII, 3.3, B‑VIII, 4.3

Copies to be attached to the search report   B‑X, 11

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

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

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

Documents noted in the search   B‑X, 9

Errors in the search report   B‑IV, 3.3

European search report   A‑VI, 1.3, A‑X, 9.3.1, B‑II, 4, B‑II, 4.3, B‑VII, 2.3, B‑X, 4, B‑X, 7, C‑II, 1.2, C‑II, 3.1, C‑IV, 7.2, E‑IX, 2.5.2, F‑V, 13.1, F‑V, 13.2

European searches   B‑II, 4.1

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

Form and language of the search report   B‑X, 3

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

Identification of the patent application and type of search report   B‑X, 4

International (PCT) searches   B‑II, 4.4

International-type searches   B‑II, 4.5

IPC classification of late-published search reports   B‑V, 3.1

Opinions in relation to the search report   B‑III, 1.1

Partial European search report   B‑VII, 1.1

Preparation of the search report   B‑IV, 3.1

Reaction to the extended European search report (EESR)   B‑XI, 8

Restriction of the subject of the search   B‑X, 8

Searches on national applications   B‑II, 4.6

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

Supplementary European search report   B‑X, 9.1.4

Supplementary European search report is required   B‑II, 4.3.2

Supplementary European searches   B‑II, 4.3

Title, abstract and figure(s) to be published with the abstract (as indicated on supplemental sheet A)   B‑X, 7

Transmittal of the search report and search opinion   B‑X, 12

Search strategy   B‑IV, 2

Carrying out the search   B‑IV, 2.3

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

End of search   B‑IV, 2.6

Formulating a search strategy   B‑IV, 2.2

Reformulation of the subject of the search   B‑IV, 2.4

Restrictions   B‑IV, 2.1

Subject of the search   B‑IV, 2.1

Types of documents   B‑IV, 2.3

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

State of the art at the search stage   B‑VI

Subject-matter excluded from search   B‑III, 3.11

Subject-matter to be excluded from the search   B‑VIII

Supplementary international search   B‑III, 3.3.2

Where the EPO does not perform a supplementary search   H‑II, 7.4.1

Where the EPO performs a supplementary search   H‑II, 7.4.2

Searches on national applications   B‑II, 4.6

Searches under Rule 164(2)   C‑III, 2.3

Search-related issues in examination   C‑IV, 7

Additional searches during examination   C‑IV, 7.2

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

Search at the examination stage   C‑IV, 7.3

Search for conflicting European applications   C‑IV, 7.1

Second non-medical use   G‑VI, 7.2

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

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

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

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

Surgical uses pursuant to Art. 54(5)   G‑VI, 7.1.4

Therapeutic uses pursuant to Art. 54(5)   G‑VI, 7.1.2

Second Rule 71(3) invitation based on higher request initially rejected in first Rule 71(3) invitation   C‑V, 4.6.2

Secondary indicators   G‑VII, 10

Arbitrary choice   G‑VII, 10.1

Bonus effect   G‑VII, 10.2

Commercial success   G‑VII, 10.3

Long-felt need   G‑VII, 10.3

Non-functional modification   G‑VII, 10.1

Predictable disadvantage   G‑VII, 10.1

Unexpected technical effect   G‑VII, 10.2

Sectional diagrams   A‑IX, 7.3.1

Selection inventions   G‑VI, 8, G‑VII, 12

Error margins in numerical values   G‑VI, 8.1

Inventive step   G‑VII, 12

Novelty   G‑VI, 8

Separate crediting of the fee for grant and publishing and claims fees   A‑X, 11.3

Separate hearings   E‑IV, 1.6.4

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

Sequence   

Sequence information filed under Rule 56   A‑IV, 5.1

Sequence listing   A‑III, 1.2, B‑IV, 1.2, E‑IX, 2.4.2, F‑II, 6

Content of a European patent application (other than claims)   F‑II, 6

Provisions of Chapter A‑IV ("Special provisions")   E‑IX, 2.4.2

Reference to sequences disclosed in a database   F‑II, 6.1

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

Sequence listings of a divisional application   A‑IV, 5.3

Sequence listings of an application filed by reference to a previously filed application   A‑IV, 5.2

Sequence of proceedings   D‑VII, 1

Exceptions   D‑VII, 1.2

Sequence of requests   H‑III, 3.1.1

Sequences and partial sequences of genes   G‑III, 4

Sequences of divisional applications   A‑IV, 1.1.2

Service   

Filing of applications by delivery by hand or by postal services   A‑II, 1.1

Notification by postal services   E‑II, 2.3

Shading   A‑IX, 7.2

SI   

SI base units   F‑II, An. 2, 1.1

Special name and symbol of the SI derived unit of temperature for expressing Celsius temperature   F‑II, An. 2, 1.1.1

SI derived units   F‑II, An. 2, 1.2

General rule for SI derived units   F‑II, An. 2, 1.2.1

SI derived units with special names and symbols   F‑II, An. 2, 1.2.2

SI units and their decimal multiples and submultiples   F‑II, An. 2, 1

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

Special authorised names and symbols of decimal multiples and submultiples of SI units   F‑II, An. 2, 1.4

Signature   A‑III, 4.2.2, C‑VIII, 6, D‑III, 3.4

Examination of the request for grant form   A‑III, 4.2.2

Signature of documents   A‑VIII, 3

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

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

Form of signature   A‑VIII, 3.3

Joint applicants   A‑VIII, 3.4

Signature of the notice of opposition   D‑III, 3.4

Submission in writing   D‑III, 3.4

Work within the examining division   C‑VIII, 6

Signed authorisation   A‑VIII, 1.5

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

Skilled person (Common general knowledge of the ~)    G‑VII, 3.1

Some examples of determining priority dates   F‑VI, 2.4

Intermediate publication of another European application   F‑VI, 2.4.2

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

Multiple priorities claimed for different inventions in the application with an intermediate publication of one of the inventions   F‑VI, 2.4.3

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

Special applications   C‑IX, H‑IV, 2.3

Applications filed by reference to an earlier application   H‑IV, 2.3.1

Applications resulting from a decision under Art. 61   C‑IX, 2, H‑IV, 2.3.3

Applications where a reservation has been entered in accordance with Art. 167(2)(a) EPC 1973   C‑IX, 3

Divisional applications   C‑IX, 1, H‑IV, 2.3.2

International applications   H‑IV, 2.3.4

International applications (Euro-PCT applications)   C‑IX, 4

Special authorised names and symbols of decimal multiples and submultiples of SI units   F‑II, An. 2, 1.4

Special circumstances   C‑VI, 1.2

Special name and symbol of the SI derived unit of temperature for expressing Celsius temperature   F‑II, An. 2, 1.1.1

Special provisions   A‑IV

Applications relating to biological material   A‑IV, 4

Applications relating to nucleotide and amino acid sequences   A‑IV, 5

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

Conversion into a national application   A‑IV, 6

Display at an exhibition   A‑IV, 3

European divisional applications   A‑IV, 1

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

Special reductions   A‑X, 9.3

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

Reduction of the search fee for a supplementary European search   A‑X, 9.3.1

Special refunds   A‑X, 10.2

Refund of the examination fee   A‑X, 10.2.4

Refund of the fee for grant and publishing   A‑X, 10.2.7

Refund of the further search fee   A‑X, 10.2.2

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

Refund of the international search fee   A‑X, 10.2.3

Refund of the search fee   A‑X, 10.2.1

Refund pursuant to Rule 37(2)   A‑X, 10.2.6

Special technical features   F‑V, 2

Specific rules applicable to Euro-PCT applications   B‑III, 3.3.2

Standard   

Standard marks for indicating amendments or corrections by the divisions   C‑V, An.

Insertion of letters and words   C‑V, An., 1

Standard of proof   G‑IV, 7.3.4, G‑IV, 7.5.2

Internet disclosures   G‑IV, 7.5.2

State of the art made available by means of oral description   G‑IV, 7.3.4

Standards and standard preparatory documents   G‑IV, 7.6

State of the art   B‑VI, 2, F‑II, 4.3, G‑IV, G‑IV, 5.1, G‑IV, 5.2, G‑VII, 1, G‑VII, 2

Conflict with national rights of earlier date   G‑IV, 6

Conflict with other European applications   G‑IV, 5

Conflict with other European applications   G‑IV, 5.1, G‑IV, 5.2

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

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

Description (formal requirements)   F‑II, 4.3

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

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

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

Enabling disclosures   G‑IV, 2

Errors in prior art documents   G‑IV, 9

General remarks and definition   G‑IV, 1

Invention   G‑VII, 1

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

State of the art at the search stage   B‑VI

Conflicting applications   B‑VI, 4

Contents of prior-art disclosures   B‑VI, 6

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

Filing and priority date   B‑VI, 5

Internet disclosures   B‑VI, 7

Oral disclosure, etc.   B‑VI, 2

Priority   B‑VI, 3

State of the art   B‑VI, 2

Technical journals   B‑VI, 7

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

Cases of oral description   G‑IV, 7.3.1

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

Non-prejudicial oral description   G‑IV, 7.3.2

Standard of proof   G‑IV, 7.3.4

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

Internet disclosures   G‑IV, 7.5

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

Standards and standard preparatory documents   G‑IV, 7.6

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

Types of use and instances of state of the art made available in any other way   G‑IV, 7.1

State of the art pursuant to Art. 54(2)   G‑VI, 1

State of the art pursuant to Art. 54(3)   G‑IV, 5.1

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

Requirements   G‑IV, 5.1.1

Statement   

Disparaging statements   A‑III, 8.2, B‑IV, 1.2, F‑II, 7.3

Effect of statements made in an interview or by telephone   C‑VII, 2.5

General statements, "spirit" of invention   F‑IV, 4.4

Positive statements   B‑XI, 3.2.2

Positive statements/suggestions   C‑III, 4.1.2

Statement in the decision of the amended form of the European patent   D‑VIII, 1.4.2

Statement of withdrawal   E‑VIII, 8.3

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

Stay of proceedings   D‑VII, 4.1

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

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

Stay of proceedings for grant   A‑IV, 2.2

Date of the stay of proceedings   A‑IV, 2.2.2

Interruption of time limits   A‑IV, 2.2.4

Legal nature and effects of the stay   A‑IV, 2.2.3

Responsible department   A‑IV, 2.2.1

Resumption of the proceedings for grant   A‑IV, 2.2.5

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

Subject matter   

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

Computer-implemented business methods   B‑VIII, 2.2.1

Subject-matter excluded from search   B‑III, 3.11

Subject-matter of a dependent claim   F‑IV, 3.6

Subject-matter of minutes   E‑III, 10.3

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

Basis of this ground for opposition   D‑V, 6.1

Distinction between allowable and unallowable amendments   D‑V, 6.2

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

Subject-matter to be excluded from the search   B‑VIII

Claims contravening Art. 123(2) or Art. 76(1)   B‑VIII, 6

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

Invitation under both Rule 62a(1) and Rule 63(1)   B‑VIII, 5

More than one independent claim per category (Rule 62a)   B‑VIII, 4

No meaningful search possible   B‑VIII, 3

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

Subject of the search   B‑III, 3, B‑IV, 2.1

Abandonment of claims   B‑III, 3.4

Amended claims or missing parts (Rule 56)   B‑III, 3.3

Anticipation of amendments to claims   B‑III, 3.5

Basis for the search   B‑III, 3.1

Broad claims   B‑III, 3.6

Combination of elements in a claim   B‑III, 3.9

Different categories   B‑III, 3.10

Independent and dependent claims   B‑III, 3.7

Interpretation of claims   B‑III, 3.2

Lack of unity   B‑III, 3.12

Reformulation of the subject of the search   B‑IV, 2.4

Restriction of the subject of the search   B‑X, 8

Search on dependent claims   B‑III, 3.8

Subject-matter excluded from search   B‑III, 3.11

Technological background   B‑III, 3.13

Submissions   E‑III, 11.3

E‑mail   E‑III, 11.3.2

Facts and submissions   E‑X, 1.3.2, E‑X, 2.4

Fax   E‑III, 11.3.1

Late filed submissions   E‑VI, 2

Late-filed submissions   E‑X, 2.10

New submissions in reply to summons   C‑IV, 8

Parties’ written submissions   A‑VII, 3.1

Submission in writing   D‑III, 3

Form of the opposition   D‑III, 3.1

Notices of opposition filed by fax   D‑III, 3.3

Notices of opposition filed electronically   D‑III, 3.2

Signature of the notice of opposition   D‑III, 3.4

Submissions by the parties   E‑III, 8.5

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

Subsequent   

Subsequent application considered as first application   F‑VI, 1.4.1

Subsequent filing of documents   A‑II, 1.5

Subsequent procedure   D‑IV, 1.6

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

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

Substances and compositions   G‑II, 4.2

Substantiation of the request   E‑VIII, 3.1.4

Substantive examination   

Substantive examination (limitation)   D‑X, 4

Basis for the examination   D‑X, 4.2

Department responsible   D‑X, 4.1

Further stages of the examination   D‑X, 4.4

Scope of the examination   D‑X, 4.3

Third-party observations during the examination   D‑X, 4.5

Substantive examination of a Euro-PCT application accompanied by an IPER   E‑IX, 4.3

Basis for substantive examination   E‑IX, 4.3.2

Comparative test results   E‑IX, 4.3.1

Consideration of the contents of the IPER   E‑IX, 4.3.3

Substantive examination of opposition   D‑V

Beginning of the examination of the opposition   D‑V, 1

Clarity of claims   D‑V, 5

Extent of the examination   D‑V, 2

Insufficient disclosure of the invention   D‑V, 4

Non-patentability pursuant to Art. 52 to 57   D‑V, 3

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

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

Art. 83 vs. Art. 123(2)   F‑III, 2

Burden of proof as regards the possibility of performing and repeating the invention   F‑III, 4

Cases of partially insufficient disclosure   F‑III, 5

Insufficient disclosure   F‑III, 3

Inventions relating to biological material   F‑III, 6

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

"Reach-through" claims   F‑III, 9

Reference documents   F‑III, 8

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

Summaries, extracts or abstracts   B‑X, 11.5

Summoning of parties, witnesses and experts   E‑IV, 1.5

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

Invitation to file observations   D‑VI, 3.2

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

Oral proceedings   E‑III, 6

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

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

Supplementary   

Supplementary European search   B‑VII, 2.3, E‑IX, 2.5.3

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

Applications for which a supplementary European search report is prepared   E‑IX, 3.1, E‑IX, 3.2

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

Procedures in cases of lack of unity   B‑VII, 2.3

Provisions of Chapter A‑VI ("Publication of application; request for examination and transmission of the dossier to examining division")   E‑IX, 2.5.3

Reduction of the search fee for a supplementary European search   A‑X, 9.3.1

Supplementary European search report is required   B‑II, 4.3.2

Supplementary European search report   B‑X, 9.1.4

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

Applications for which a supplementary European search report is prepared   E‑IX, 3.1, E‑IX, 3.2

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

Supplementary European search report is required   B‑II, 4.3.2

Supplementary European searches   B‑II, 4.3

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

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

Supplementary European search report is required   B‑II, 4.3.2

Supplementary international search   B‑III, 3.3.2

Amendments made in response to the WO-ISA, IPER or supplementary international search report   C‑III, 2.2

Supplementary technical information   H‑V, 2.3

Support for dependent claims   F‑IV, 6.6

Support in description   F‑IV, 6

Definition in terms of function   F‑IV, 6.5

Extent of generalisation   F‑IV, 6.2

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

Objection of lack of support   F‑IV, 6.3

Support for dependent claims   F‑IV, 6.6

Surcharge   A‑X, 4.1, A‑X, 6.2.1

Surgery   G‑II, 4.2.1.1

Methods for treatment by surgery   G‑II, 4.2, G‑II, 4.2.1

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

Limitations of exception under Art. 53(c)   G‑II, 4.2.1

Methods for screening potential medicaments and clinical trials   G‑II, 4.2.2

Surgical uses pursuant to Art. 54(5)   G‑VI, 7.1.4

Surrender of patent   E‑VIII, 8.4

Suspensive effect   E‑XII, 1

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