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EPO President Battistelli on appeals reforms

James Nurton, London


At its recent meeting, the EPO Administrative Council approved major changes to the Boards of Appeal. Managing IP asked EPO President Benoît Battistelli about the reforms

The reforms involve a restructuring, the appointment of a president and measures to increase efficiency. They were agreed by the Council at its meeting on June 29 and 30, but were criticised by SUEPO, the union representing EPO examiners.


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