Claim Amendments In The EPO

After a PCT application enters the EPO regional phase, and before any search or examination takes place, the applicant is invited to to amend the claims of the application. There are numerous issues that need to be considered when responding to that invitation.

  • Rule 161 Communication
  • Excess Claims Fees
  • Ordering of Claims – Unity of Invention
  • Multiple Independent Claims
  • Basis for Amendments
  • Method of treatment claims

For further information, please see our Guide To Claim Amendment (PDF)