G 0001/05 (Exclusion and objection/XXX) of 7.12.2006

European Case Law Identifier: ECLI:EP:BA:2006:G000105.20061207
Date of decision: 07 December 2006
Case number: G 0001/05
Referral: T 0039/03
Application number: -
IPC class: -
Language of proceedings: EN
Distribution: A
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Title of application: XXX
Applicant name: -
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Board: EBA
Headnote: I. If a member of a Board of Appeal in a notice of withdrawal gives a ground which may by its nature constitute a possible ground for an objection of partiality that ground should normally be respected by the decision on replacement of the Board member concerned (Reasons, point 7).
II. As regards proceedings before the Enlarged Board of Appeal and unless there are specific circumstances throwing doubt on the Board member's ability to approach the parties' submissions with an open mind on a later occasion there cannot be any objectively justified, i.e. reasonable suspicion of partiality against a member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal within the meaning of Article 24(3), first sentence, EPC for the reason that a position on the matter was adopted in a prior decision of a Board of Appeal in which the Board member concerned had participated (Reasons, point 27).
Relevant legal provisions:
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 24(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 24(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 24(3)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 24(4)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 76(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 105(1)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 112(1)(a)
European Patent Convention 1973 Art 123(2)
European Patent Convention 1973 R 66(2)(g)
Rules of procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal Art 1(2)
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 13
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 13 Sent 3
Rules of procedure of the Boards of Appeal Art 15
BDS Art 002(3)
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Art 6(1)
ECHR R 028(2)(a)
ECHR R 028(2)(d)
ECHR R 028(3)
Federal Constitution (AT) Art 087(3)
Federal Constitution (CH) Art 030(1)
Federal Constitution (DE) Art 101(i) 2
Jurisdiktionsnorm (AT) §20
Patentgesetz (AT) §76
Zivilprozessordnung (DE) §41
Codice di procedura civile (IT) Art 051
ECHR: Piersack v. Belgium (1982) of 1 October 1982, Series A, 5 E.H.C.R.169
Puolitaival and Pirttiaho v. Finland of 23 November 2004, No. 54857
UK: Locabail (UK) v. Bayfield Properties Ltd, [2000] QB 451, Jones v. DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Co Ltd [2004] I.R.L.R. 218, CA
Keywords: Notice of withdrawal under Article 24(2) EPC - requirements for replacement of a member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal - Suspicion of partiality against a member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal - merely based on participation of that member in a prior decision of a Board of Appeal having taken a position on the matter - suspicion not justified on an objective basis
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