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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Article 11[ 10 ]
Appointment of senior employees

(1)
The President of the European Patent Office shall be appointed by the Administrative Council.  
(2)
The Vice-Presidents shall be appointed by the Administrative Council after the President of the European Patent Office has been consulted.  
(3)
The members, including the Chairmen, of the Boards of Appeal and of the Enlarged Board of Appeal shall be appointed by the Administrative Council on a proposal from the President of the European Patent Office. They may be re-appointed by the Administrative Council after the President of the European Patent Office has been consulted. 
(4)
The Administrative Council shall exercise disciplinary authority over the employees referred to in paragraphs 1 to 3.
(5)
The Administrative Council, after consulting the President of the European Patent Office, may also appoint as members of the Enlarged Board of Appeal legally qualified members of the national courts or quasi-judicial authorities of the Contracting States, who may continue their judicial activities at the national level. They shall be appointed for a term of three years and may be re-appointed. 
 
Amended by the Act revising the European Patent Convention of 29.11.2000. 
References

Art. 21, 22, 35

 
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
Art. 11(5)Art. 160(2)