Transparency of how panels of judges are composed: Room for improvement

The Control Committees (CC; ‘Geschäftsprüfungskommissionen’, GPK in German) of both the Council of States and the National Council recommend that the Federal Courts improve transparency about the formation of the panels that are handling the individual cases; see the press release of 24 June 2021 and the report of the CC and the underlying report of the Parliamentary Control of the Administration below. →  Read more ...

G 1/21: State of play (continuously updated)

As mentioned earlier on this Blog here, the following question has been referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA), with interlocutory decision T 1807/15 of 12 March 2021:

Is the conduct of oral proceedings in the form of a videoconference compatible with the right to oral proceedings as enshrined in Article 116(1) EPC if not all of the parties to the proceedings have given their consent to the conduct of oral proceedings in the form of a videoconference?

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