Article 22 – Enlarged Board of Appeal - The European Patent Convention, Convention on the Grant of European Patents – (European Patent Convention), Part I – General and institutional provisions, Chapter III – The European Patent Office
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The Enlarged Board of Appeal shall be responsible for:
deciding on points of law referred to it by Boards of Appeal under Article 112;
giving opinions on points of law referred to it by the President of the European Patent Office under Article 112;
deciding on petitions for review of decisions of the Boards of Appeal under Article 112a.
In proceedings under paragraph 1(a) and (b), the Enlarged Board of Appeal shall consist of five legally and two technically qualified members. In proceedings under paragraph 1(c), the Enlarged Board of Appeal shall consist of three or five members as laid down in the Implementing Regulations. In all proceedings, a legally qualified member shall be the Chairman.