Case law and appeals

Boards of appeal (JPG)

The boards of appeal are independent from the Office in their decisions and are bound only by the European Patent Convention (EPC). See more information on the boards and a set of FAQ's.

The boards of appeal decisions database

Comprehensive texts of each decision of the EPO boards of appeal contained in the database (since 1979). The decisions are available in the language of the proceedings (English, French or German).

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