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Patents and Designs Act 1907

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31Hearing with assessor

(1)In an action or proceeding for infringement or revocation of a patent, the court may, if it think fit, and shall on the request of either of the parties to the proceeding, call in the aid of an assessor specially qualified, and try the case wholly or partially with his assistance ; the action shall be tried without a jury unless the court otherwise directs.

(2)The Court of Appeal may, if they think fit, in any proceeding before them call in the aid of an assessor as aforesaid.

(3)The remuneration, if any, to be paid to an assessor under this section shall be determined by the court or the Court of Appeal, as the case may be, and be paid as part of the expenses of the execution of this Act.

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