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EPO case law: Postponement of oral proceedings in times of COVID-19

The mere general reference to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated health risks when traveling within Germany to the Boards of Appeal in Munich is not sufficient (in June 2020) to justify the fixing of a new date for the oral proceedings (EPO BoA 8 July 2020, T 0437/17).