P

This alphabetical keyword index is not exhaustive.

Page-setting   A-V, 5.1

Parameters   F-IV, 4.11

Implicit disclosure and parameters   G‑VI, 6

Partial refund   A-III, 9.2.1.2

Particularly relevant documents   B-X, 9.2.1

Patent documents arranged for systematic access   B-IX, 2

Patent family system   B‑IX, 2.4

PCT minimum documentation   B‑IX, 2.1

Search reports   B‑IX, 2.3

Unpublished patent applications   B‑IX, 2.2

Patent family members   B-X, 11.3

Patent family system   B-IX, 2.4

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)   E-III

PPH based on a WO‑ISA established by the EPO as ISA   E‑III, 2

PPH based on an IPER established by the EPO as IPEA   E‑III, 3

Patentability   G-I

Exceptions to patentability   G‑II, 4

General disclaimer   G‑I, 1

Payment   

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

Reply from the applicant to the invitation to pay additional search fees   B‑VII, 6.3

Searched claims did not comply with unity of invention   C‑V, 3.2

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

Reply from the applicant to the invitation to pay additional search fees   B‑VII, 6.2

Searched claims did not comply with unity of invention   C‑V, 3.1

PCT Direct applications   B-IV, 1.2

Processing of PCT Direct letters   B‑IV, 1.2.2

Requests for PCT Direct   B‑IV, 1.2.1

PCT Direct service   A-IV, 1

Form of submissions   A‑IV, 1.2

Processing by the EPO as ISA   A‑IV, 1.4

Processing by the EPO as RO   A‑IV, 1.3

PCT minimum documentation   B-IX, 2.1

PDF reduction   A-III, 8.1.1.2

Periodicals, records, reports, books, etc.   B-IX, 3.1

Person skilled in the art   G-VII, 3

Common general knowledge of the skilled person   G‑VII, 3.1

Photographs   F-II, 5.2

Photographs or coloured drawings   A‑V, 1.2

Physical values, units   F-II, 4.12

Plant and animal varieties, essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals   G-II, 5.4

Positive or negative IPER   C-VIII, 3

Positive or negative WO‑ISA   B-XI, 3.4

Potentially conflicting European and international applications   B-VI, 4.1

Potentially conflicting patent documents   B-X, 9.2.6

PPH based on a WO‑ISA established by the EPO as ISA   E-III, 2

PPH based on an IPER established by the EPO as IPEA   E-III, 3

Preclassification (for file routing and distribution)   B-V, 2

Incorrect preclassification   B‑V, 2.1

Preclassification and IPC classification of international patent applications   B-V

Definitions   B‑V, 1

IPC classification of the application   B‑V, 3

Preclassification (for file routing and distribution)   B‑V, 2

Predictable disadvantage   G-VII, 10.1

Preliminary examination fee   A-III, 7.2

Additional preliminary examination fee   A‑III, 7.2.1

Reduction of the additional preliminary examination fee   A‑III, 8.4.1

Reduction of the preliminary examination fee   A‑III, 8.4

Refund of the preliminary examination fee   A‑III, 9.7

Preparation of the search report   B-IV, 3.1

Presentation   

Presentation of drawings   A‑V, 2

Figure accompanying the abstract   A‑V, 2.3

Grouping of drawings   A‑V, 2.1

Reproducibility of drawings   A‑V, 2.2

Presentation of the sheets of drawings   A‑V, 4

Numbering of sheets of drawings   A‑V, 4.2

Usable surface area of sheets   A‑V, 4.1

Presentations of information   G‑II, 3.7

Prior art   G-IV, G-VII, 2

Citation of prior art in the description after the filing date   H‑II, 2.2.5

Closest prior art and its effects on the search   B‑IV, 2.5

Combining pieces of prior art   G‑VII, 6

Conflict with other applications   G‑IV, 5

Cross-references between prior-art documents   G‑IV, 7

Date of filing or priority date as effective date   G‑IV, 3

Determination of the closest prior art   G‑VII, 5.1

Documents in a non-official language of the (S)ISA or IPEA   G‑IV, 4

Enabling disclosures   G‑IV, 2

Errors in prior-art documents   G‑IV, 8

General remarks and definition   G‑IV, 1

Prior art made available to the public anywhere in the world by non-written disclosure   G‑IV, 6

Internet disclosures   G‑IV, 6.4

Matters to be determined as regards use   G‑IV, 6.2

Prior art made available by means of oral description   G‑IV, 6.3

Standards and standard preparatory documents   G‑IV, 6.5

Types of non-written disclosure, in particular use, and instances of prior art made available in any other way   G‑IV, 6.1

Prior art pursuant to Art. 33(2)   G‑VI, 1

Prior art pursuant to Rules 33.1(c) and 64.3   G‑IV, 5.1

Priority   B-VI, 3, F-VI

Applicant's entitlement to claim priority   A‑VI, 1.6

Certified copy of the previous application (priority document)   F‑VI, 3.3

Claiming priority   F‑VI, 3

Date of filing, date of priority   G‑VII, 2

Declaration of priority   F‑VI, 3.2

Determining priority dates   F‑VI, 2

Examining the validity of a right to priority   F‑VI, 2.1

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

Filing and priority date   B‑VI, 5

Incorporating missing or correct parts or elements completely contained in the priority document   H‑II, 2.2.2

Incorporating missing parts or elements, or correct parts or elements, completely contained in the priority document   B‑III, 2.3.3

International Application   F‑VI

Priority claim   F‑III, 6.4

Correction of the priority claim upon invitation   A‑VI, 1.4.1

Correction or addition of priority claim   F‑VI, 3.6

Defects in the priority claim   A‑VI, 1.4

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

Inconsistency in the priority claim   A‑VI, 1.3

Priority claim not valid   F‑VI, 2.3

Withdrawal of priority claims   A‑IV, 2.4, F‑VI, 3.5

Priority claim and the WO‑ISA   B‑XI, 4

Restoration of priority   B‑XI, 4.1

Use of "E" documents in the written opinion   B‑XI, 4.3

Use of "P" documents in the written opinion   B‑XI, 4.2

Priority date as effective date   F‑VI, 1.2

Date of filing or priority date as effective date   G‑IV, 3

Priority documents   A‑VII, 3.3, H‑II, 2.2.4

Content of the application as "originally" filed   H‑II, 2.2.4

Derogations from the language of the proceedings in written proceedings   A‑VII, 3.3

Priority period   A‑VI, 1.2

Re-establishment of rights in respect of the priority period   F‑VI, 3.7

Restoration of the right of priority   A‑VI, 1.5

Right to priority   F‑VI, 1

State of the art at the search stage   B‑VI, 3

Validity of priority and E/P documents   B‑XII, 8

Validly claiming priority   F‑VI, 1.3

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

Problem-solution approach   G-VII, 5

Claims comprising technical and non-technical features   G‑VII, 5.4

Could-would approach   G‑VII, 5.3

Determination of the closest prior art   G‑VII, 5.1

Formulation of the objective technical problem   G‑VII, 5.2

Procedure after searching   B-IV, 3

Amended international search report   B‑IV, 3.2

Preparation of the search report   B‑IV, 3.1

Procedure on filing   A-II, 3

Acknowledgement of receipt   A‑II, 3.1

Filing via a competent national authority   A‑II, 3.2

Procedure when the EPO was not the ISA   C-IV, 2.1

Procedure when the EPO was the ISA   C-IV, 2.2

Processing   

Processing by the EPO as ISA   A‑IV, 1.4

Processing by the EPO as RO   A‑IV, 1.3

Processing of PCT Direct letters   B‑IV, 1.2.2

Product claim with process features   F-IV, 4.12.1

Product-by-process claim   F-IV, 4.12

Product claim with process features   F‑IV, 4.12.1

Programs for computers   G-II, 3.6

Prohibited matter   A-V, 6

Proper names, trademarks and trade names   F-III, 7

Protest fee   A-III, 5.2, A-III, 7.3

Fees to be paid to the IPEA/EP   A‑III, 7.3

Fees to be paid to the ISA/EP   A‑III, 5.2

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

Protest procedure   B-VII, 7, C-V, 5

Admissibility of the protest as checked by the formalities officer   B‑VII, 7.1, C‑V, 5.1

Unity of invention   B‑VII, 7, C‑V, 5

Work of the Review Panel   B‑VII, 7.2, C‑V, 5.2

Public availability of biological material   F-III, 6.2

Publications   General Part, 2.7

Purpose of international preliminary examination   C-I, 3

Purpose of the abstract   F-II, 2.1

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