Originally published in OJ EPO 2007, Special edition No. 3, 117:
Notice of the Vice-President of Directorate-General 3 of the European Patent Office dated 16 July 2007 concerning sound recording devices in oral proceedings before the boards of appeal of the EPO
All parties to oral proceedings before the boards of appeal and their representatives are hereby informed of the following rule.
At oral proceedings under Article 116 EPC before a board of appeal no person other than an EPO employee is allowed to use any kind of sound recording device in the hearing room.