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8.5.1 Personal interest

In T 143/91 the board held that a member of an opposition division was biased if it could be shown that he had a personal interest within the meaning of Art. 24(1) EPC 1973. The mere fact that the member had previously been employed by a company dependent on a party to the opposition proceedings was not, however, sufficient proof of such an interest.