Theodora Karamanli is a legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal and of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal. She started her career as a lawyer at the EPO in Munich in 1989. Before being appointed as a member of the Boards of Appeal in 2006, she built up over 10 years of expertise as a legally qualified member in various opposition divisions. Additionally, she was a member of the Disciplinary Board of the EPO as well as of the Examination Committee for the European qualifying examination (Paper D – legal paper). She regularly gives talks and presentations on the EPO opposition and appeal procedures. She is also involved in the training of new members of the Boards of Appeal.