Rule 117[ 131 ]
Decision on taking of evidence

Where the European Patent Office considers it necessary to hear a party, witness or expert, or to carry out an inspection, it shall take a decision to this end, setting out the investigation which it intends to carry out, relevant facts to be proved and the date, time and place of the investigation and whether it will be conducted by videoconference. If the hearing of a witness or expert is requested by a party, the decision shall specify the period within which the requester must make known the name and address of any witness or expert concerned.
Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 12/20 20 of 15.12.2020 (OJ EPO 2020, A132), which entered into force on 01.01.2021.

Art. 117, 131
R. 120

Version history +
13.12.2007 - 30.06.2016 
Decision of the Administrative Council of 07.12.2006 (CA/D 10/06), (OJ EPO 2007, 8)
01.01.2021 - 
CA/D 12/20 (OJ EPO 2020, A132)
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 117R. 72(1)

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