This revised version of the Guidelines for Examination will apply as from 1 November 2015. Until then, the September 2014 edition of the Guidelines remains valid.

8.5.1 Use of computer-generated slideshows in oral proceedings

In oral proceedings a computer-generated slideshow cannot be used as a matter of right, but only with the permission of and at the discretion of the Examining or Opposition Division (T 1556/06).

Care should be taken that presentations of computer-generated slideshows do not negatively impact the efficient conduct of oral proceedings (e.g. interruptions for the technical preparations for the presentation). Similar considerations apply to the use of other visual aids (e.g. flipcharts, pictures).

Furthermore, with computer-generated slideshows it must be borne in mind that requests to provide equipment such as projectors for the presentation of a computer-generated slideshow must be refused. Screens, however, should be available in most meeting rooms.

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