Article 115[ 131 ], [ 132 ]
Observations by third parties

In proceedings before the European Patent Office, following the publication of the European patent application, any third party may, in accordance with the Implementing Regulations, present observations concerning the patentability of the invention to which the application or patent relates. That person shall not be a party to the proceedings. 
 
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000. 
See decision of the President of the EPO of 10.05.2011 (OJ EPO 2011, 418) and notice from the EPO of 05.07.2017 (OJ EPO 2017, A86) concerning the filing and processing of third-party observations under Article 115 EPC.
References

Art. 93
R. 114

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