European patent registration - Observations by third parties

According to article 115 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) , in proceedings before the European Patent Office, following the publication of the European patent application, any third party may, in accordance with the EPC  Implementing Regulations, present observations concerning the patentability of the invention to which the application or patent relates. That person shall not be a party to the proceedings. 

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