A.117 EPC Means and taking of evidence

In proceedings before the European Patent Office the means of giving or obtaining evidence shall include the following: 
hearing the parties; 
requests for information; 
production of documents; 
hearing witnesses; 
opinions by experts; 
sworn statements in writing. 
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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