OJ EPO SE 1/2017, p1 - I. Notice concerning the composition of the Presidium of the Boards of Appeal for the years 2016/2017

With effect from 1 January 2017 the composition of the Presidium of the Boards of Appeal pursuant to Rule 12b of the Implementing Regulations of the European Patent Convention, as amended by decision CA/D 6/16 of the Administrative Council of 30 June 2016, which entered into force on 1 July 2016 (see OJ EPO 2016, A100), is as follows:




(a) pursuant to Rule 12b, paragraph 1:

Ingo Beckedorf (DE)

Fritz Blumer (CH)

Albert de Vries (NL)

Gunnar Eliasson (SE) [ 1 ]

Gary Flyng (GB)

Michael Harrison (GB)

Christine Komenda (DE)

Michael Poock (DE)

Andrea Ritzka (DE)

Petra Schmitz (DE)

Werner Sieber (DE)

Pascal Weber (FR)

(b) pursuant to Rule 12b, paragraph 4, extended to:

Paola Acton (IT)

Gabriele Alt (DE)

Graham Ashley (GB)

Gianni Assi (IT)

Roland Bekkering (NL)

Ernst Bendl (AT)

William Chandler (GB)

Bernhard Czech (AT)

Eugène Dufrasne (BE)

Pascal Gryczka (FR)

Christian Kunzelmann (CH)

Albert Lindner (DE)

Richard Lord (GB)

Rainer Moufang (DE)

Giovanni Pricolo (IT)

Joseph Riolo (FR)

Wolfgang Sekretaruk (DE)

Daniele Semino (IT)

Claude Vallet (FR)

Fred van der Voort (NL).



[ 1 ] The President of the Office has decided that until the new President of the Boards of Appeal assumes his duties, the administrative competences of the Vice-President in charge of the Boards of Appeal will be delegated to the Chairman with the longest service as Chairman in the Boards of Appeal, Mr G. Eliasson.

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