Article 113 83

Basis of decisions

(1) The decisions of the European Patent Office may only be based on grounds or evidence on which the parties concerned have had an opportunity to present their comments.

(2) The European Patent Office shall consider and decide upon the European patent application or the European patent only in the text submitted to it, or agreed, by the applicant for or proprietor of the patent.

83 See Legal advice No. 11/82 and Legal advice No. 15/05 (rev. 2) (Annex II) and decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 7/91, G 8/91, G 4/92, G 7/93, G 1/97 (Annex I).

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