Unity of the European patent application or European patent

According to  article 118 of the European Patent Convention (EPC),

Where the applicants for or proprietors of a European patent are not the same in respect of different designated Contracting States, they shall be regarded as joint applicants or proprietors for the purposes of proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO). The unity of the application or patent in these proceedings shall not be affected; in particular the text of the application or patent shall be uniform for all designated Contracting States, unless the European Patent  Convention provides otherwise. 


Prepared by European Patent Registration and Consulting Services GmbH