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EPO – AMBA’s response to EPLAW’s letter re institutional reform BoA EPO

Posted: August 31st, 2015

AmbatransResponse by Association of the Members of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (AMBA) to letters by EPLAW, CCBE and epi concerning the proposal for the institutional reform of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office

"The Association of the Members of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (AMBA) has noted with great interest your letters dated 4 June 2015 (EPLAW) / 15 May 2015 (CCBE) / 25 June 2015 (epi) concerning the proposal for the institutional reform of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office as set out in CA/16/15.

"The institutional reform of the BoA, as a pivotal part of the European patent system, is an important and delicate undertaking. It must correctly balance many legal aspects as well as improve the perception of independence of the BoA as a final instance judicial body (for refusals and revocations)."

Read the entire letter here.

Find the AMBA website here.

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