The IPKat had plenty of comments on his brief post earlier this week about the continued failure of the EPO's Administrative Council to elect a new President. To add to the pot of comments already put on how the new President should be chosen (many of which seem to be about locking the relevant people up until they finally come to a decision) the IPKat also received by email the following carefully crafted suggestions on what might be done to rectify the situation.
Suggestion No. 1:
"Your latest post impelled me to go look at the relevant secitons of EPC2000. Relevant parts are Art 11(1) and Arts 26 and 35(2). Currently they are stuck with this and until the AC can get a 3/4 majority for one candidate, nothing happens. But perhaps it is time for the current President under 10(2) (c) to propose e.g. an amendment to Art 35 to say that after two failures to reach a 3/4 majority on the same issue the decision shall then be by simple majority vote.