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Carl Josefsson (born 1965[1]) is a former Swedish Judge at the Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm, and currently President of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO), a new position created within the EPO.[2][3][4][1] He took up his new position on 1 March 2017 for a period of five years.[3][4] As President of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO, Josefsson also acts as President of the Enlarged Board of Appeal.[2]

Josefsson was appointed judge at the Svea Court of Appeal in 2013.[5] From 1998 to 2013, he worked at the Swedish Ministry of Justice.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Schulze, Christina (26 July 2019). ""We have a challenge with the case backlog at the Boards of Appeal"". JUVE. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b Klos, Mathieu (15 December 2016). "Europäisches Patentamt: Präsident der Beschwerdekammern steht fest" [European Patent Office: The President of the Boards of Appeal has been named]. JUVE (in German). Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Carl Josefsson appointed President of the EPO's Boards of Appeal". European Patent Office. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b "First Boards of Appeal President takes up his post". European Patent Office. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b Wahlberg, Stefan (16 December 2016). "Svenskt hovrättsråd blir president för den europeiska "besvärskammaren" för patent" [Swedish appeal judge becomes president of the European "Boards of Appeal" for patents]. Dagens Juridik (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 December 2016.

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Positions in intergovernmental organisations
Preceded by
Gunnar Eliasson (as acting Vice-President of the EPO, head of the DG 3 (Appeals))
President of the EPO Boards of Appeal (BoA)
March 1, 2017–present