II. DECISIONS BASED ON RULES OF THE IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS OF THE EPC


 

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II.
DECISIONS BASED ON RULES OF THE
IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS OF THE EPC


Rule 1(2) OJ 1993, 540

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 18 June 1993 concerning the language of correspondence with the EPO as an International Authority under the PCT

Rule 2(1) OJ 1995, 489

Communication from the Vice-President, Directorate-General 3 of the European Patent Office, dated 19 May 1995 concerning the obligation to give notice pursuant to Rule 2(1), first sentence, EPC in proceedings before the boards of appeal (use of an alternative official language in oral proceedings)

Rule 9(2) OJ 1989, 177

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 March 1989 concerning the responsibilities of the Legal Division

Rule 9(3) OJ 1999, 504

Notice from the Vice-President Directorate-General 2 of the European Patent Office dated 28 April 1999 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties normally the responsibility of the examining or opposition divisions

Rule 10(2) OJ 1985, 249

Decision of the Presidential Council of the Boards of Appeal dated 31 May 1985 concerning the transfer of functions to the Registrars of the Boards of Appeal

Rule 17(3) OJ 1991, 266

Notice of the European Patent Office dated 5 April 1991 concerning the possibility of renouncing the Notification to the inventor according to Rule 17(3) EPC

Rule 24(1)

Rule 24(1) OJ 2004, 374

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 26 May 2004 concerning the cancellation of telex numbers as from 1 September 2004

Rule 24(1) OJ 1999, 509

Notice dated 2 June 1999 concerning correspondence with the Office via e-mail

Rule 24(1) OJ 2000, 458

Notice dated 12 September 2000 concerning correspondence with the Office via e-mail

Rule 24(1) OJ 2002, 543

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 29 October 2002 on the electronic filing of patent applications and other documents

Rule 24(1) OJ 2002, 545

Notice dated 29 October 2002 concerning the electronic filing of patent applications and other documents

Rule 24(1) OJ 2004, 270

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 19 March 2004 concerning the electronic filing of European patent applications with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA)

Rule 24(1) OJ 2003, 609

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 December 2003 concerning the electronic filing of documents within the meaning of Rule 36 EPC

Rule 24(1) OJ 2003, 610

Notice dated 3 December 2003 concerning the preparation of the technical documents of an European application in XML format using PatXML

Rule 24(1) OJ 2005, 363

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 26 April 2005 concerning the new postcode for its Munich headquarters at Erhardtstrasse 27

Rule 24(1) OJ 1995, 490

Notice dated 30 May 1995 concerning the filing of patent applications and other documents by facsimile

Rule 24(1) OJ 2005, 41

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 6 December 2004 on the use of facsimile for filing patent applications and other documents

Rule 24(1) OJ 2005, 44

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 6 December 2004 concerning the filing of patent applications and other documents

Rule 24(1) OJ 2002, 515

Notice dated 1 October 2002 concerning the discontinuation of the EP-EASY project

Rule 24(1) OJ 1998, 143

Launching of the beta-test of the PCT-EASY software for the filing of international applications

Rule 24(1) OJ 1999, 165

PCT Reminder: EASY for international applications

Rule 24(2) OJ 2001, 465

Notice dated 1 October 2001 concerning new patent application numbering system for 2002

Rule 24(4) OJ 1990, 306

Notice dated 1 June 1990 concerning EPO confirmation of receipt pursuant to Rule 24(4) EPC

Rule 26(2)(b) OJ 1991, 224

Notice dated 13 March 1991 concerning the amendment of the title of the invention in European patent applications

Rule 27a

Rule 27a OJ 1998, Suppl. No. 2 to OJ 11/1998, page 59

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 2 October 1998 concerning the presentation of nucleotide and amino acid sequences in patent applications and the filing of sequence listings

Rule 27a OJ 2005, 225

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 January 2005 concerning the late furnishing fee under Rule 13ter PCT

Rule 27a OJ 1992, 312

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 May 1992 concerning the computer program PatentIn

Rule 28

Rule 28 OJ 1980, 380

BUDAPEST TREATY Filing by the European Patent Organisation of the declaration specified in Article 9 of the Budapest Treaty

Rule 28 OJ 1981, 359

Budapest Treaty (BT) Recognition of microbiological experts for the purpose of Rule 28 EPC

Rule 28 OJ 1986, 269

Budapest Treaty (BT) Notice of the European Patent Office dated 18 July 1986 concerning European patent applications and European patents in which reference is made to micro-organisms

Rule 28 OJ 1991, 461

Budapest Treaty (BT) Conversion of deposits of micro-organisms made outside the purview of the Budapest Treaty to deposits made within the purview of the Budapest Treaty

Rule 28 OJ 1996, 596

Notice dated 1 October 1996 concerning the main amendments to Rules 28 and 28a EPC

Rule 28(4) OJ 1981, 358

Notice of the President of the EPO dated 28 July 1981 concerning the procedure for informing the EPO that the expert option (Rule 28, paragraph 4, EPC) has been chosen, and the publication of that fact

Rule 28a OJ 1996, 596

Notice dated 1 October 1996 concerning the main amendments to Rules 28 and 28a EPC

Rule 32 OJ 1994, 74

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 December 1993 concerning the filing of drawings

Rule 35 OJ 1993, 59

Notes on the preparation of OCR-readable patent applications

Rule 35(2) OJ 2001, 563

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 15 November 2001 concerning the number of copies to be filed of the documents making up the European patent application

Rule 36(5)

Rule 36(5) OJ 1995, 490

Notice dated 30 May 1995 concerning the filing of patent applications and other documents by facsimile

Rule 36(5) OJ 1998, 143

Launching of the beta-test of the PCT-EASY software for the filing of international applications

Rule 37(1) OJ 1984, 272

Instructions for paying renewal fees for European patent applications and patents

Rule 38(3) and (4)

Rule 38(3) and (4) OJ 1979, 290

Application of Rule 38, paragraphs 3 and 4, EPC to European divisional applications filed under Article 76, EPC and to new European patent applications filed under Article 61, paragraph 1(b), EPC

Rule 38(3) and (4) OJ 1999, 80

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 22 December 1998 on the filing of priority documents

Rule 38(3) and (4) OJ 2004, 562

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 15 September 2004 concerning the electronic filing of priority documents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Rule 38(3) and (4) OJ 2000, 227

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 March 2000 on the inclusion of priority documents in the files of European patent applications

Rule 38(5) OJ 2002, 192

Notice from the European Patent Office concerning the requirement to file a translation of the previous application or a declaration under Rule 38(5) EPC if the EPO adds a copy of the previous application to the file

Rule 44

Rule 44 OJ 1982, 448

Annex to the European search report - Mention of patent family members relating to cited documents

Rule 44 OJ 1999, 90

Publication of the annex to the European search report

Rule 44 OJ 2004, 375

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 3 June 2004 on the pilot project concerning an Extended European Search Report and on the updated Request for Grant (Form 1001)

Rule 44a

Rule 44a OJ 2005, 435

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 1 July 2005 concerning new Rule 44a EPC (introduction of the extended European search report), amendments to Articles 2 and 10 RFees and reduction of the search fee for supplementary European search reports under Article 157(3)(b) EPC

Rule 48

Rule 48 OJ 1990, 455

Notice dated 28 August 1990 concerning the publication of European patent applications whose deemed withdrawal has not yet become definitive

Rule 48 OJ 1993, 55

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 December 1992 concerning the completion of the technical preparations for the publication of European patent applications

Rule 48 OJ 1993, 56

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 December 1992 concerning the withdrawal of the application to prevent publication

Rule 49

Rule 49 OJ 1981, 74

Notice of the President of the EPO dated 10 March 1981, concerning the mention, on the cover page of the patent specification, of the existence in the file of technical information introduced after the application is filed

Rule 49 OJ 2000, 367

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 June 2000 concerning the publication of European patent applications

Rule 49 OJ 2000, 368

Notice dated 14 June 2000 regarding the decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 June 2000 concerning the publication of European patent applications

Rule 49 OJ 2005, 124

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 22 December 2004 concerning the form of publication of European patent applications, European search reports and European patent specifications

Rule 49 OJ 2005, 126

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 December 2004 concerning the introduction of electronic publication of European patent applications (A-documents) and European patent specifications (B-documents)

Rule 51 OJ 2002, 112

Notice dated 9 January 2002 concerning amendment of Rules 25(1), 29(2) and 51 EPC

Rule 51(4) OJ 2005, 129

Notice dated 22 December 2005 concerning the amendment of Rule 51(4) EPC

Rule 53 OJ 1984, 88

Notice of the President of the EPO dated 10 January 1984 concerning the form of European patent specifications

Rule 54 OJ 2005, 122

Decision of the President of the EPO dated 22 December 2004 concerning the content and form of the certificate for a European patent, and the procedure for issuing it

Rule 58 OJ 1989, 393

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 July 1989 concerning the application of Rule 58(4) EPC in opposition proceedings

Rule 71 OJ 1991, 577

Enclosure of a standard acknowledgement of receipt (EPO Form 2936) in the case of notifications by registered letter with advice of delivery

Rule 74(4) OJ 1983, 100

Compensation and fees payable to witnesses and experts

Rule 77(1) OJ 2003, 612

New EPO seals

Rule 78 OJ 1980, 397

Announcement by the President of the EPO of 23 October 1980 concerning the use of an address for correspondence by applicants acting without a representative

Rule 80 OJ 1980, 36

Announcement by the President of the EPO of 11 January 1980 concerning public notification under Rule 80 EPC

Rule 84

Rule 84 OJ 1979, 289

Length of time limits to be fixed under Article 96(2) of the EPC

Rule 84 OJ 1980, 68

Announcement by the President of the EPO relating to the duration of time limits to be fixed under Article 96(2)

Rule 84 OJ 1989, 180

Notice of the Vice-President Directorate-General 2 of the European Patent Office dated 28 February 1989 concerning extensions of time periods in Examination and Opposition Proceedings

Rule 84a OJ 2003, 283

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 31 March 2003 concerning the application of Rule 84(a) EPC on the late receipt of documents

Rule 85(1)

Rule 85(1) OJ 1997, 537

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 6 October 1997 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 1998

Rule 85(1) OJ 1998, 554

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 17 September 1998 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 1999

Rule 85(1) OJ 1999, 572

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 8 July 1999 concerning the closing of the European Patent Office on 3 and 4 January 2000

Rule 85(1) OJ 1999, 695

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 30 September 1999 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2000

Rule 85(1) OJ 2000, 506

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 18 october 2000 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2001

Rule 85(1) OJ 2001, 523

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 29 August 2001 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2002

Rule 85(1) OJ 2002, 549

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 October 2002 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2003

Rule 85(1) OJ 2003, 507

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 5 September 2003 concerning the extension of time limits

Rule 85(1) OJ 2003, 566

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 26 September 2003 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2004

Rule 85(1) OJ 2004, 449

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 2 July 2004 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2005

Rule 85(1) OJ 2005, 477

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 16 June 2005 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2006

Rule 85(2)

Rule 85(2) OJ 1990, 304

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 17 May 1990 concerning extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1991, 57

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 19 November 1990 concerning the extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1991, 266

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 March 1991 concerning the extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1992, 306

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 20 May 1992 concerning extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1993, 459

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 30 May 1993 concerning the extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1993, 636

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated September 1993 concerning the extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1994, 583

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 8 July 1994 concerning extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1994, 952

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 23 October 1994 concerning the extension of time limits under Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1996, 81

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 17 November 1995 concerning the extension of time limits under Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1996, 150

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 16 February 1996 concerning the extension of time limits under Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1997, 32

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 January 1997 concerning the extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1997, 214

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 April 1997 concerning the extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 1998, 256

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 20 April 1998 concerning the extension of time limits under Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 2001, 563

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 19 October 2001 concerning the incidents of 11 September 2001 in the USA

Rule 85(2) OJ 2003, 581

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 4 December 2003 concerning the extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(2) OJ 2004, 323

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 May 2004 concerning the extension of time limits according to Rule 85 EPC

Rule 85(3)

Rule 85(3) OJ 2006, 92

List of holidays observed by EPO filing offices and the national patent authorities in 2006

Rule 85(5)

Rule 85(5) OJ 2005, 476

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 August 2005 concerning the events of 7 July 2005 in London (United Kingdom)

Rule 85(5) OJ 2005, 519

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 19 September 2005 concerning the problems caused by Hurricane Katrina in the USA on 28 August 2005

Rule 92(2)

Rule 92(2) OJ 1983, 458

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 October 1983 concerning the recording of certain information in the Register of European Patents

Rule 92(2) OJ 1986, 61

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 22 January 1986 concerning the recording of certain information in the Register of European Patents

Rule 92(2) OJ 1986, 327

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 30 July 1986 concerning the recording of certain information in the Register of European Patents

Rule 93(d) OJ 2001, 458

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 7 September 2001 concerning documents excluded from file inspection

Rule 94

Rule 94 OJ 2003, 370

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 6 June 2003 on the inspection of files

Rule 94 OJ 2003, 371

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 6 June 2003 revising the Office's fees and costs

Rule 94 OJ 2003, 373

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 6 June 2003 concerning the inspection of files

Rule 95a(1)

Rule 95a(1) OJ 1990, 365

Notice of the European Patent Office dated 1 June 1990 concerning the keeping of files relating to European patent applications and patents

Rule 95a(1) OJ 1998, 360

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 May 1998 concerning phased implementation and use of the PHOENIX electronic file system for the creation, maintenance, preservation and inspection of files

Rule 101(1)

Rule 101(1) OJ 1991, 489

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 19 July 1991 on the filing of authorisations

Rule 101(1) OJ 1994, 538

Notice concerning the filing of authorisations with the EPO as receiving Office for international applications (Rule 90.4 PCT)

Rule 101(3)

Rule 101(3) OJ 1985, 42

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 20th December 1984 concerning general authorisations

Rule 101(3) OJ 1986, 327

Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 1 August 1986 concerning general authorisations

Rule 101(9) OJ 1979, 92

Communication of the European Patent Office concerning the Authorisation of an Association

Rule 108 OJ 2005, 130

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 December 2004 concerning the changes to Rule 108 EPC

Rule 111(2)

Rule 111(2) OJ 1999, 80

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 22 December 1998 on the filing of priority documents

Rule 111(2) OJ 2000, 227

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 9 March 2000 on the inclusion of priority documents in the files of European patent applications