This alphabetical keyword index is not exhaustive.

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

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

When does the examining division resume examination after approval   C‑V, 6.1

When may models be submitted   E‑IV, 1.11.1

Where and how applications may be filed   A‑II, 1

Application numbering systems   A‑II, 1.8

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

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

Filing of applications by fax   A‑II, 1.2

Filing of applications by means of electronic communication   A‑II, 1.3

Filing of applications by other means   A‑II, 1.4

Forwarding of applications   A‑II, 1.7

Subsequent filing of documents   A‑II, 1.5

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

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

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

Whole figure   A‑IX, 5.3


Statement of withdrawal   E‑VIII, 8.3

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

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

Withdrawal of application or designation   E‑VIII, 8.1

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

European patent applications filed before 1 April 2009   A‑III, 11.3.8

European patent applications filed on or after 1 April 2009   A‑III, 11.2.4

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

Withdrawal of priority claim   E‑VIII, 8.2

Withdrawal of the extension or validation request   A‑III, 12.3

Withdrawal of the request   D‑X, 9, E‑XIII, 5.3

Limitation and revocation procedure   D‑X, 9

Technical opinion   E‑XIII, 5.3

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

Without invitation   A‑II, 5.2


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

Entitlements of witnesses and experts   E‑IV, 1.10

Hearing of parties, witnesses and experts   E‑IV, 1.6

Reimbursement for witnesses and experts   E‑IV, 1.10.1, E‑IV, 1.10.2

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

Witnesses and experts not summoned   E‑IV, 1.6.2


Work at the EPO   General Part, 4

Work of an examiner   C‑I, 2

Work within the examining division   C‑VIII

Consultation of a legally qualified examiner   C‑VIII, 7

Decision   C‑VIII, 6

Enlargement of the examining division   C‑VIII, 7

Further communication with the applicant   C‑VIII, 5

Recommendation to grant   C‑VIII, 2

Recommendation to refuse   C‑VIII, 3

Tasks of the other members of the examining division   C‑VIII, 4

Written evidence   C‑VII, 3.3

Written procedure   H‑III, 3.4.1, H‑III, 3.5.2

Auxiliary requests: in limitation proceedings   H‑III, 3.5.2

Auxiliary requests: in opposition proceedings   H‑III, 3.4.1

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