The President of the EPO may entrust to employees who are not technically or legally qualified examiners the execution of individual duties falling to the examining divisions or to the opposition divisions and involving no technical or legal difficulties. In so far as such duties affect the public, their allocation will be notified in the Official Journal of the EPO (see Decisions of the President of the EPO dated 12 December 2013, OJ EPO 2014, A6, and 23 November 2015, OJ EPO 2015, A104).[Rule 11(3); ]
The formalities officers entrusted with these duties are also in charge of fixing the amount of the costs (see D‑IX, 2.1).
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPC Implementing Rules
EPO Guidelines - D Opposition and Limitation/Revocation Procedures
Offical Journal of the EPO
XOJ EPO 2015, A104 - Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 23 November 2015 concerning the entrustment to non-examining staff of certain duties incumbent on the examining or opposition divisions