At the request of the competent national court hearing an infringement or revocation action, the European Patent Office shall be obliged, on payment of an appropriate fee[ 27 ], to give a technical opinion concerning the European patent which is the subject of the action. The Examining Division shall be responsible for issuing such opinions.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPC Rules relating to Fees
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EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
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