European Patent Convention (EPC) ID 37647

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To mark the 40th anniversary of the signing of the European patent system's founding treaty, on 5 October 1973 in Munich, an updated jubilee 15th edition of the European Patent Convention (EPC) was published in October 2013. The EPC remains the foundation stone of European co-operation in the patent field.
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15th Edition, October 2013

This 15th edition of the European Patent Convention (EPC) contains the revised texts of the Convention and its protocols which entered into force on 13 December 2007, and the Implementing Regulations as in force since 1 April 2013.

It thus newly incorporates the following amendments to the Implementing Regulations: Administrative Council decisions CA/D  2/10 of 26.10.2010, OJ EPO 2010, 637, re Rules 71, 71a, 82(2), 95(3); CA/D 12/10 of 26.10.2010, OJ EPO 2010, 634, re Rules 161, 162; CA/D 16/10 of 26.10.2010, OJ EPO 2010, 568, re Rule 36(1); CA/D 7/12 of 27.6.2012, OJ EPO 2012, 442, re Rule 53(3).

The Rules relating to Fees in this edition are those in force since 1 April 2012, i.e. including decisions CA/D 2/10 of 26.10.2010, OJ EPO 2010, 637, re Article 2(1), item 15, RFees, and CA/D 6/11 of 27.10.2011, OJ EPO 2011, 616, re Article 2 RFees.

The text also includes an extract from the Revision Act of 29 November 2000 and the transitional provisions under the act's Article 7.

A concordance list showing the provisions which entered into force on 13 December 2007 and their counterparts in the text valid before that date is annexed. The index of G decisions has been retained, the keyword index updated.