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(1) In proceedings before the European Patent Office the means of giving or obtaining evidence shall include the following:
(a) hearing the parties;
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135Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000.
136See decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 3/89, G 11/91, G 4/95 (Annex I).