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Support for arguments 

In T 875/06 the board found that the additional evidence D14 and D15 did not change the appellant's case but simply backed up the arguments made previously because these documents were more relevant with regard to the cited aspects of the invention than the documents already entered into the proceedings. Since the consideration of D14 and D15 did not significantly alter the legal framework and facts of the case in respect of the first-instance proceedings, the board admitted these documents into the proceedings under Art. 13(1) RPBA. In T 113/96 and T 426/97, involving similar cases, the boards admitted new prior-art documents.