II. BUSINESS DISTRIBUTION SCHEMES OF THE BOARDS OF APPEAL 2014
II.2 - Business distribution scheme of the Legal Board of Appeal for the year 2014
pursuant to Rule 12, paragraph 4, of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention,
having regard to Article 1, paragraph 1, of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal,
hereby adopts the following business distribution scheme:
Members of the Legal Board of Appeal
The Legal Board of Appeal is composed as follows:
Sofía Fernández de Córdoba
(as from 1.5.2014).
Composition of the board for a particular appeal
(1) On receipt of an appeal by the registry, the Chairman shall determine the composition of the board responsible for deciding it from amongst the Board members.
(2) In determining the composition the Chairman shall in particular take account of the workload of each member and the language requirements of the case.
(3) Where appeals pending before the Board are closely linked, in particular by involving similar legal or factual questions, the Chairman may order that the board shall decide in the same composition.
(4) If a member cannot or can no longer participate in a case for which he has been designated, the Chairman shall designate another member of the Board to replace that member, having regard in particular to the criteria indicated in paragraph 2.
Term of validity
This business distribution scheme shall apply from 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2014.
Done at Munich on 16 December 2013
For the Presidium
W. VAN DER EIJK
1 Deputy to the Chairman; if not available, to be replaced by the next available member from the list.