Notwithstanding Article 18, paragraph 2, the Administrative Council shall be competent to decide, in the light of experience, that in certain categories of cases Examining Divisions shall consist of one technically qualified examiner only. Such decision may be rescinded.
The Administrative Council shall be competent to authorise the President of the European Patent Office to negotiate and, subject to its approval, to conclude agreements on behalf of the European Patent Organisation with States, with intergovernmental organisations and with documentation centres set up on the basis of agreements with such organisations.
The Administrative Council may not take a decision under paragraph 1(b):
concerning an international treaty, before its entry into force;
concerning European Community legislation, before its entry into force or, where that legislation lays down a period for its implementation, before the expiry of that period.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017
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EPC Implementing Rules
XR.12b EPC Rule 12b Presidium of the Boards of Appeal and business distribution scheme for the Boards of Appeal
XR.12c EPC Rule 12c Boards of Appeal Committee and procedure for adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal and of the Enlarged Board of Appeal
XR.158 EPC The European Patent Office as an International Searching Authority or International Preliminary Examining Authority
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2017, A56 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 29 June 2017 amending Rules 27 and 28 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention ( CA/D 6/17 )
XOJ EPO 2017, A55 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 28 June 2017 amending Rules 32 and 33 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention ( CA/D 3/17 )
XOJ EPO 2012, 442 - Decision of the Administrative Council of 27 June 2012 amending Rule 53 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patent Convention (CA/D 7/12)