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We recently blogged about how the EPO has introduced the concept of small entities for obtaining fee reductions in procedures before the EPO. The new procedure can create a peculiar error that at least I did not foresee. The EPO Form 1001E for request for grant of a European patent contains a field, Item 5, where typically Danish, Swedish and Dutch applicants would request examination in their own languages. Before the new Rule 6(4) EPC this would give the…