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Before the beginning of each working year, the members of the Enlarged Board of Appeal appointed under Article 11, paragraph 3, shall designate the regular and alternate members of the Enlarged Board of Appeal in proceedings under Article 22, paragraph 1(a) and (b), and the regular and alternate members in proceedings under Article 22, paragraph 1(c).
Decisions on matters mentioned in paragraphs 1 and 2 may only be taken if at least five members are present, including the Chairman of the Enlarged Board of Appeal or his deputy; in the event of parity of votes, the Chairman or his deputy shall have the casting vote. Abstentions shall not be considered as votes.
See the Rules of Procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal, last amendments approved by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 3/15 of 25.03.2015 (OJ EPO 2015, A35). See also the Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal dated 12.11.2007 concerning the transfer of tasks to the Registry of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (Supplement to OJ EPO 1/2008, 34).
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015
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EPC Implementing Rules
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2015, A35 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 25 March 2015 approving amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (CA/D 3/15)
XOJ EPO SE 1/2014, p3 - II. BUSINESS DISTRIBUTION 2014 [ 1 ] II.1 Business distribution scheme of the Enlarged Board of Appeal for the year 2014