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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

"Advisory" Working Group 

According to the amended ToR (cf. item B1 e), PEC appointed dedicated members for advising the epi President in matters regarding appeals from decisions of the Examination Board (EB) or Examination Secretariat. The task of these members is to:

  • advise the president as to the need to comment, and where appropriate, prepare such comments
  • represent the president at oral proceedings
  • provide feedback to PEC on the basis of the decisions

The confidentiality must be respected.