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Further extension of the pilot project
The pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions, as set out in the decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 November 2020 concerning the modification and extension of the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions (OJ EPO 2020, A121) and extended by the decision of the President dated 14 May 2021 concerning the further extension of the pilot project (OJ EPO 2021, A41), is further extended to run until 31 May 2022.
Entry into force
This decision enters into force on 1 February 2022.
Done at Munich, 23 November 2021