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Guidelines for Examination

 
 
1.11.3
Keeping the model 

Thus practical considerations determine whether the EPO keeps a model if the party does not wish to do so. This decision is taken by the Division. However, models which would require special precautions or security measures if kept in the EPO must be returned at once. Generally, the EPO should keep models admitted as evidence only if they are crucial to the decision.