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9. Suspected partiality of members of the boards of appeal

Art. 24 EPC states that members of the boards of appeal or of the Enlarged Board of Appeal may not take part in a case in which they have any personal interest, or if they have previously been involved as representatives of one of the parties, or if they participated in the decision under appeal. Art. 24(3) EPC, prescribes that members of a board of appeal or of the Enlarged Board of Appeal may be objected to by any party for one of the reasons mentioned in Art. 24(1) EPC, or if suspected of partiality.