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Judgment No. 4638


The complaint is dismissed.


The complainant challenges his appraisal report for 2015.

Judgment keywords


performance report; rating; complaint dismissed

Consideration 12


[T]he exercise which the complainant invites the Tribunal to carry out with regard to his productivity targets, overall rating, certain allegedly wrong or incorrect figures and, in his view, inappropriate applications of the new method for processing patent applications known as “BEST” (Bringing Examination and Search Together) and the PAX calculation rules is essentially a fresh appraisal of his performance for 2015. However, that misconstrues the Tribunal’s role in this area in view of its limited power of review under its settled case law (see, for example, Judgments 4564, consideration 3, and 3252, consideration 6, also cited in [...] Judgment 4637, consideration 13).


ILOAT Judgment(s): 3252, 4564, 4637


performance report; rating; judicial review; performance evaluation; role of the tribunal

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