European Patent Convention
Article 117
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;


(g)sworn statements in writing.

(2)The procedure for taking such evidence shall be laid down in the Implementing Regulations.

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