2 juillet 2018

Revision of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal at the EPO

In 2007, the Rules of Procedures of the Boards of Appeal (RoPBA) were approved by the Administrative Council. These Rules have since then been used frequently to refuse submissions of parties as late filed and not prima facie relevant. Last year, a project was launched to revise these Rules. A new draft has now been made available. A consultation has been launched to give feedback on these Rules[1]

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1.See: http://www.epo.org/law-practice/consultation/ongoing.html