epi Council reacts to problems of non-attendance at oral proceedings before the Examining and Opposition Divisions
July 27, 2017
During its 82nd meeting held last 24th and 25th April 2017 in Munich, the epi Council amended its Recommendation regarding non-attendance at oral proceedings to extend its scope of application to proceedings held before the Examining and Opposition Divisions.
This amendment constitutes a response to the problems indicated by the EPO and reported by Mr Chris Mercer in his article “Toujours la politesse” included in the epi Information Issue 03/2016, concerning the fact that in an increasing number of cases, the applicant fails to attend oral proceedings before an Examining and the Opposition Divisions.
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