European patent - definitive content of the abstract

According to Rule 66 and other regulations of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR) ,

The abstract shall serve the purpose of technical information only; it may not be taken into account for any other purpose, in particular for interpreting the scope of the protection sought or applying

Upon drawing up the European search report, the European Patent Office shall determine the definitive content of the abstract and  transmit it to the applicant together with the search report. 


Prepared,  June 12th , 2021 

by European Patent Registration and Consulting Services
prov. by Lawyers Antevski member of network of ARI INTERNATIONAL Law & Trade from Liechtenstein