Article 113129 Right to be heard and basis of decisions
Part VII – Common provisions
Chapter I – Common provisions governing procedure
(1) The decisions of the European Patent Office may only be based on grounds or evidence on which the parties concerned have had an opportunity to present their comments.
(2) The European Patent Office shall examine, and decide upon, the European patent application or the European patent only in the text submitted to it, or agreed, by the applicant or the proprietor of the patent.