The President of the European Patent Office, having regard to Rules 141(1) and (2) and 70b(1) and (2) of the European Patent Convention (EPC), has decided as follows:
Exemption under Rule 141(2) EPC from filing a copy of the search results
The European Patent Office shall include in the file of a European patent application a copy of the search results referred to in Rule 141(1) EPC, thus exempting the applicant from filing said copy, where the priority of a first filing made in one of the following states is claimed:
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
Entry into force
This decision shall enter into force on 1 January 2011 and shall apply to European patent applications and international applications filed on or after that date.
Done at Munich, 9 December 2010