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EPO – Letters to AC from Floyd, Van Peursem & others

11 Dec 2014

Letter from the RT Hon LJ Floyd and Advocate General to the Dutch Supreme Court Robert van Peursem to the Administrative Council of the EPO:

"We, as external members of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office, wish to express our extreme concern at the action of the President of the European Patent Office in imposing a house ban on a member of the Board of Appeals"

Read the entire letter here

The view taken is supported by six leading judges (who also act as external members of the Enlarged Board of Appeal): 

Sweden - Per Carlson, President of the Market Court

Switzerland - Katherine Klett, Swiss Federal Supreme Court

Cyprus - Stelios Nathaniel, Judge Supreme Court of Cyprus

Denmark - Henrik Rothe, Chief Justice the Maritime & Commercial High Court

Romania - Octvia Spineanu-Matei, High Court of Cassation and Justice

Finland - Ari Wiren, Judge