On request, the European Patent Office may, without delay, take measures to conserve evidence of facts liable to affect a decision which it may be called upon to take with regard to a European patent application or a European patent, where there is reason to fear that it might subsequently become more difficult or even impossible to take evidence. The date on which the measures are to be taken shall be communicated to the applicant for or proprietor of the patent in sufficient time to allow him to attend. He may ask relevant questions.
particulars of the requester as provided in Rule 41, paragraph 2(c);
The decision on the request and any resulting taking of evidence shall be incumbent upon the department of the European Patent Office which would have to take the decision liable to be affected by the facts to be established. The provisions with regard to the taking of evidence in proceedings before the European Patent Office shall apply.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPC Rules relating to Fees
EPO Guidelines - E General Procedural Matters
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2014, A84 - Interlocutory decision of Technical Board of Appeal 3.2.06 dated 20 February 2014
XOJ EPO 2014, A76 - Interlocutory decision of Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.06 dated 24 February 2014
XOJ EPO 2014, A6 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 12 December 2013 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties incumbent on the examining or opposition divisions
XOJ EPO 2014, A5 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 2013 amending Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees and adjusting the amount of the reduction in the fee for the supplementary European search where the international or [..]