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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Article 117[ 131 ], [ 132 ]
Means and taking of evidence

(1)
In proceedings before the European Patent Office the means of giving or obtaining evidence shall include the following: 
(a)
hearing the parties; 
(b)
requests for information; 
(c)
production of documents; 
(d)
hearing witnesses; 
(e)
opinions by experts; 
(f)
inspection; 
(g)
sworn statements in writing. 
(2)
The procedure for taking such evidence shall be laid down in the Implementing Regulations. 
 
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000. 
See decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 3/89, G 11/91, G 4/95 (Annex I).
References

R. 4, 117-124, 150