Opposition proceedings where the claims as granted are different for different contracting states
Where a patent has been granted with different sets of claims for the reasons set out in H‑III, 4.2
, to H‑III, 4.4
, the proprietor might wish to bring the claims into line either by applying a limitation already introduced for one or more contracting states to the other contracting states or by filing a new single set of claims for all contracting states.
In such a case, the amendments to each different set of claims as granted must separately fulfil the requirements of Rule 80 and Art. 123(3) (and Rule 138, if applicable).