We observe occasional problems with the epf1200.pdf form generated for entry into the regional phase. In order of importance:
- The waiver under Rule 161(1) or (2) and 162 EPC (presently under section 12.2 of the form) is sometimes missing from the generated pdf file, making it impossible for us to verify from the filed package whether the waiver was correctly set or omitted upon filing.
- When no amendments are filed, the first checkbox under section 6.1 "the application documents published by the International Bureau; ..." in the generated pdf file should be checked. In the Windows client there is no such checkbox, but only checkboxes for the case of amendments. Again, it impossible for us to verify from the filed package whether the request is correctly filed, because in the absence of any amendments no "documents intended for proceedings before the EPO" are selected, i.e. all checkboxes in section 6 are empty.
- At the top of section 6 a number is printed in the right-hand column. However, there is no indication as to what the significance of that number might be. We guess this is the number of claims, but can't be sure.