Supplementary publication 1, Official Journal 2021, Information from the Boards of Appeal – Presidium, business distribution and texts relating to proceedings

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Information from the Boards of Appeal – Presidium, business distribution and texts relating to proceedings

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I. NOTICE CONCERNING THE COMPOSITION OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE BOARDS OF APPEAL FOR 2020/2021
I. NOTICE CONCERNING THE COMPOSITION OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE BOARDS OF APPEAL FOR 2020/20211-2PDFView
II. BUSINESS DISTRIBUTION 2021
II.1 Business distribution scheme of the Enlarged Board of Appeal for 20213-11PDFView
II.2 Business distribution scheme of the Legal Board of Appeal for 202112-13PDFView
II.3 Business distribution scheme of the Technical Boards of Appeal for 202114-27PDFView
II.4 Business distribution scheme of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal for 202128-29PDFView
III. RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE BOARDS OF APPEAL
III.1 Rules of Procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal30-40PDFView
III.2 Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal 202041-56PDFView
III.3 Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal 200757-66PDFView
III.4 Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal67-75PDFView
IV. ACCELERATED PROCESSING
IV.1 Accelerated processing before the boards of appeal76PDFView
V. ELECTRONIC AUTHENTICATION OF DECISIONS
V.1 Electronic authentication of decisions of the boards of appeal77PDFView
VI. REGISTRARS OF THE BOARDS OF APPEAL
VI.1 Transfer of tasks to the Registry of the Enlarged Board of Appeal78-80PDFView
VI.2 Transfer of functions to the Registrars of the Boards of Appeal81-83PDFView
VII. ORAL PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE BOARDS OF APPEAL
VII.1 Oral proceedings before the boards of appeal84PDFView
VII.2 Oral proceedings on the EPO premises during the coronavirus pandemic85-87PDFView
VII.3 Filing of documents during oral proceedings held by videoconference88-90PDFView
VII.4 Sound-recording devices in oral proceedings before the boards of appeal91PDFView
VII.5 Use of portable computers or other electronic devices in oral proceedings before the Boards of Appeal92-93PDFView
VII.6 Use of an alternative official language in oral proceedings94PDFView
VII.7 Compensation and fees payable to witnesses and experts95-99PDFView
VIII. REPRESENTATION
VIII.1 Filing of authorisations100-101PDFView
IX. PUBLIC NOTIFICATION
IX.1 Public notification under Rule 129 EPC102PDFView
X. MAINTENANCE OF FILES, FILE INSPECTION
X.1 PHOENIX electronic file system for the creation, maintenance and preservation of files103-104PDFView
X.2 Inspection of files105-106PDFView
X.3 Documents excluded from file inspection107-108PDFView
X.4 Introducing a consolidated list and discontinuation of the practice of forwarding cited documents109-110PDFView
XI. FILING OF PATENT APPLICATIONS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS
XI.1 Filing of patent applications and other documents by facsimile111-114PDFView
XI.2 Electronic filing of documents115-120PDFView
XI.3 EPO Online Filing software121PDFView
XI.4 Electronic signatures, data carriers and software to be used for the electronic filing of patent applications and other documents122-123PDFView
XII. LATE RECEIPT OF DOCUMENTS
XII.1 Application of Rule 133 EPC on the late receipt of documents124-125PDFView
XIII. LEGAL DIVISION
XIII.1 Responsibilities of the Legal Division126PDFView
XIV. REPRESENTATIVES, EPI, DISCIPLINARY MATTERS
XIV.1 epi127-133PDFView
XIV.2 epi Code of Conduct134-139PDFView
XIV.3 Regulation on discipline for professional representatives140-150PDFView
XIV.4 Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Committee of the epi151-161PDFView
XIV.5 Additional Rules of Procedure of the Disciplinary Board162-168PDFView
XV. STRUCTURAL REFORM OF THE BOARDS OF APPEAL
XV.1 Organisation of the Boards of Appeal and the Enlarged Board of Appeal (Rule 12 to Rule 13 EPC)169-174PDFView
XV.2 Act of Delegation175-176PDFView
XV.3 Deputy of the President of the Boards of Appeal177-178PDFView
ANNEXES
Annex 1 Index of published decisions179-182PDFView
Annex 2 Table setting out the amendments to the RPBA and the explanatory remarks183-266PDFView

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