Update from FICPI's Study & Work (CET) Executive:


As foreshadowed when we met the Boards of Appeal of the EPO in October 2022, the Boards of Appeal have launched a consultation of their users regarding “the technical implementation of oral proceedings by VICO before the Boards of Appeal”.

We encourage all our members who have attended oral proceedings before the Boards of Appeal to respond – there are a few general questions for those who have not attended oral proceedings. 


Complete the online consultation

The deadline for response is 12.00 hrs CET on 31 March 2023.

The online consultation is at: https://new.epo.org/en/user-consultation-art-15-boa


Next steps 

FICPI members: log in to view our article on our October 2022 meeting at: https://ficpi.org/ficpi-news/boards-appeal-epo-ficpi-18-oct-2022

Find out more about FICPI’s Study & Work Committee at: https://ficpi.org/organisation/committees/studyandworkcommittee