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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

 
 

Rule 73

Commissioning of experts

Art. 117



(1) The European Patent Office shall decide in what form the report made by an expert whom it appoints shall be submitted.


(2) The terms of reference of the expert shall include:


(a) a precise description of his task;


(b) the time limit laid down for the submission of the expert report;


(c) the names of the parties to the proceedings;


(d) particulars of the rights which he may invoke under the provisions of Rule 74, paragraphs 2 to 4.


(3) A copy of any written report shall be submitted to the parties.


(4) The parties may object to an expert. The department of the European Patent Office concerned shall decide on the objection.


Cross-reference list
R. 73 R. 121