B‑IX, 4.1 Composition - Guidelines for Examination

In addition to the non-patent literature mainly serving search purposes (see B‑IX, 3), the non-patent literature arranged for library type access also comprises such literature serving primarily as sources of information and education of the examiners both as regards general and background technical information and as regards new technical developments. Furthermore, the collection includes many reports, pamphlets, etc. internet-based document delivery services of publishing companies are made available to examiners in the form of an Electronic Virtual Library (EVL), which can be used from the examiner's desktop computer.

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