What are the "procedural steps" Art. 24(3) EPC is referring to?
EPC Members of a Board of Appeal or of the Enlarged Board of Appeal may be objected to by any party for one of the reasons mentioned in paragraph 1, or if suspected of partiality. An objection shall not be admissible if, while being aware of a reason for objection, the party has taken a procedural step. An objection may not be based upon the nationality of members.
Regarding this, I found just a small remark in the book "Visser's annotated European Patent Convention":
Raising an objection is not regarded as a procedural step in the sense of Art. 24(3).
Could you extend this explanation?
Thank you in advance