F

This alphabetical keyword index is not exhaustive.

Failure to correct   A-VI, 1.4.2

Failure to reply in time or no reply   B-VIII, 3.4.1

Features described in a document cross-referenced in the description   H-II, 2.2.1

Fees   A-III

Amounts of fees   A‑III, 2

Applicant's reply to the invitation to pay additional fees (Form 405)   C‑V, 4

Applicant's reply to the invitation to pay additional fees (Form 405) no payment of additional examination fees or failure to reply   C‑V, 4.1

Fee for the late furnishing of sequence listings   A‑III, 5.3, A‑III, 7.4

Fees to be paid if a SIS request is submitted   A‑III, 6

Review fee   A‑III, 6.3

Supplementary search fee   A‑III, 6.2

Supplementary search handling fee   A‑III, 6.1

Fees to be paid to the EPO as receiving Office   A‑III, 4

Fee for establishment and transmittal to the IB of a certified copy of the priority document   A‑III, 4.4

Fee for requesting restoration of priority right   A‑III, 4.6

International filing fee   A‑III, 4.2

International search fee   A‑III, 4.3

Late payment fee   A‑III, 4.5

Transmittal fee   A‑III, 4.1

Fees to be paid to the IPEA/EP   A‑III, 7

Handling fee   A‑III, 7.1

Late payment fee   A‑III, 7.5

Preliminary examination fee   A‑III, 7.2

Protest fee   A‑III, 7.3

Fees to be paid to the ISA/EP   A‑III, 5

Additional search fee   A‑III, 5.1

Protest fee   A‑III, 5.2

Methods of payment   A‑III, 3

No payment of additional search fees   C‑V, 2

No request for payment of additional search fees   B‑VII, 3

Payment and refund of fees   C‑II, 11

Payment of additional examination fees under protest   C‑V, 4.3

Payment of additional examination fees without protest   C‑V, 4.2

Payment of additional search fees under protest   B‑VII, 6.3, C‑V, 3.2

Payment of additional search fees without protest   B‑VII, 6.2, C‑V, 3.1

Reduction of fees   A‑III, 8

Refund of additional examination fees and, where applicable, the protest fee   A‑III, 9.8

Refund of additional search fees and, where applicable, the protest fee   A‑III, 9.3

Refund of fees   A‑III, 9

Reply from the applicant to the invitation to pay additional search fees   B‑VII, 6

Reply from the applicant to the invitation to pay additional search fees no payment of additional search fees   B‑VII, 6.1

Searched claims did not comply with unity of invention no request for payment of additional search fees   C‑V, 3.3

Figure accompanying the abstract   A-V, 2.3, F-II, 2.4

Abstract   F‑II, 2.4

Presentation of drawings   A‑V, 2.3

Files arriving late   C-IV, 2.4

Filing   

Filing and priority date   B‑VI, 5

Documents published after the filing date   B‑VI, 5.4

Doubts as to the validity of the priority claim   B‑VI, 5.3

Extension of the search   B‑VI, 5.3

Intermediate documents   B‑VI, 5.2

Matters of doubt in the state of the art   B‑VI, 5.6

Non-prejudicial disclosures   B‑VI, 5.5

Verification of claimed priority date(s)   B‑VI, 5.1

Filing date as effective date   F‑VI, 1.1

Filing of applications by delivery by hand or by post   A‑II, 1.2.1

Filing of applications by fax   A‑II, 1.2.2

Filing of applications by other means   A‑II, 1.2.4

Filing of applications electronically   A‑II, 1.2.3

Filing of documents subsequent to the application   A‑II, 1.3

Filing of international applications and examination on filing   A‑II

Competence of the EPO to act as receiving Office   A‑II, 2

Correction of erroneously filed elements or parts   A‑II, 6

Examination on filing   A‑II, 4

Incorporation by reference of missing elements or parts   A‑II, 5

Procedure on filing   A‑II, 3

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

Filing of the demand   C‑II, 1

Filing via a competent national authority   A‑II, 3.2

Filing with the EPO as receiving Office   A‑II, 1.1

Methods of filing with the EPO as receiving Office   A‑II, 1.2

Filling out the search report   B-XII, 6

Form   B-X, 3.1

Applicant's reply to the invitation to pay additional fees (Form 405)   C‑V, 4

Applicant's reply to the invitation to pay additional fees (Form 405) no payment of additional examination fees or failure to reply   C‑V, 4.1

Despatch of a further written opinion (Form 408)   C‑IV, 2

Documents forming the basis of the international preliminary examination   C‑III

Form and content of claims   F‑IV, 2

Formulae and tables   F‑IV, 2.4

Technical features   F‑IV, 2.1

Two-part form   F‑IV, 2.2

Two-part form unsuitable   F‑IV, 2.3

Form and content of the drawings   F‑II, 5.1

Form and language of the search report   B‑X, 3

Account of the search   B‑X, 3.3

Form   B‑X, 3.1

Language   B‑X, 3.2

Record of search strategy   B‑X, 3.4

Form of submissions   A‑IV, 1.2

Forms used by the RO, ISA, SISA and IPEA   General Part, 2.6

Graphic forms of presentation considered to be drawings   A‑V, 1

Graphic forms of presentation not considered to be drawings   A‑V, 11

Opinion given in the IPER (Form 409)   C‑VIII, 1

Reduction for applications filed in electronic form   A‑III, 8.1.1

Timing, basis and forms   C‑IV, 5.1

Two-part form "wherever appropriate"   F‑IV, 2.3.1

Formal requirements to be met before the start of the international preliminary examination   C-II

Applicant's entitlement to file a demand   C‑II, 4

Basis for international preliminary examination   C‑II, 8

Correction of deficiencies   C‑II, 10

Election of states   C‑II, 6

EPO as competent IPEA   C‑II, 2

Filing of the demand   C‑II, 1

Identification of the international application in the demand   C‑II, 3

IPEA file   C‑II, 9

Payment and refund of fees   C‑II, 11

Representation   C‑II, 5

Signature   C‑II, 7

Transmission of demand to the International Bureau   C‑II, 12

Formal requirements under Rule 4.10   A-VI, 1.1

Format of background art citations   F-II, 4.3.1

Examples of quotation for non-patent literature   F‑II, 4.3.1.1

Examples of quotation for patent literature   F‑II, 4.3.1.2

Formulae and tables   F-IV, 2.4

Formulating a search strategy   B-IV, 2.2

Formulation of the objective technical problem   G-VII, 5.2

Formulation of the objective technical problem for claims comprising technical and non-technical features   G‑VII, 5.4.1

Full refund   A-III, 9.2.1.1

Functional definition of a pathological condition   F-IV, 4.21

Further cases of broadening of claims   H-III, 3.4

Further opportunity to submit amendments   H-I, 4

Further sources of information   General Part, 2.4

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