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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

 
 
A revised version of the European Patent Convention entered into force on 13 December 2007. The provisions of the revised Convention apply unless the transitional provisions provide for the applicability of the EPC 1973.

Article 22

Enlarged Board of Appeal

Art. 11, 15
R. 10



(1) The Enlarged Board of Appeal shall be responsible for:


(a) deciding points of law referred to it by Boards of Appeal;


(b) giving opinions on points of law referred to it by the President of the European Patent Office under the conditions laid down in Article 112.


(2) For giving decisions or opinions, the Enlarged Board of Appeal shall consist of five legally qualified members and two technically qualified members. One of the legally qualified members shall be the Chairman.


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