Main duties

  • Taking part in the board's review of decisions by the EPO departments of first instance
  • Acting as rapporteur in technical cases, i.e. preparing cases and oral proceedings in line with the organisational requirements of the board, and drafting communications and decisions
  • Acting as second member or chair when required
  • Contributing to the overall improvement of the functioning of the Boards of Appeal (working methods, harmonisation, organisation, etc.)