A.117 EPC Means and taking of evidence

(1)
In proceedings before the European Patent Office the means of giving or obtaining evidence shall include the following: 
(a)
hearing the parties; 
(b)
requests for information; 
(c)
production of documents; 
(d)
hearing witnesses; 
(e)
opinions by experts; 
(f)
inspection; 
(g)
sworn statements in writing. 
(2)
The procedure for taking such evidence shall be laid down in the Implementing Regulations. 
 
[ R. 4 117 124 150 ]
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000. 
See decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 3/89, G 11/91, G 4/95 (Annex I).

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