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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Rule 104
Further fundamental procedural defects

A fundamental procedural defect under Article 112a, paragraph 2(d), may have occurred where the Board of Appeal,
(a)
contrary to Article 116, failed to arrange for the holding of oral proceedings requested by the petitioner, or
(b)
decided on the appeal without deciding on a request relevant to that decision. 
References

Art. 112a

 
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
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