REFERRALS TO THE ENLARGED BOARD OF APPEAL[ 1 ]
In accordance with Article 112(1)(a) EPC, Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.02 has referred the following point of law to the Enlarged Board of Appeal by interlocutory decision of 12 March 2021 in case T 1807/15:
Is the conduct of oral proceedings in the form of a videoconference compatible with the right to oral proceedings as enshrined in Article 116(1) EPC if not all of the parties to the proceedings have given their consent to the conduct of oral proceedings in the form of a videoconference?
The case is pending under G 1/21.
[ 1 ] The referrals to the Enlarged Board of Appeal are published in Annex 4 in the language of the proceedings only.