11.03.13Decision by the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EPO): G1/10

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has decided:

Since Rule 140 EPC is not available to correct the text of a patent, a patent proprietor's request for such a correction is inadmissible whenever made, including after the initiation of opposition proceedings.

Decision of July 27, 2012, G1/10, Request to correct patent/FISHER-ROSEMOUNT