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Check the calendar of oral proceedings.

Find out more about the boards of appeal - their structure, organisation and what they do.

Boards of appeal

Read about a proposal to give the EPO's boards of appeal organisational autonomy and a judicial function.

Organisational autonomy of the boards of appeal

Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO (SACEPO)

European Round-Table on Patent Practice (EUROTAB)

Unitary patent & Unified Patent Court / Webinar


Case law and appeals

Boards of appeal (JPG)

The boards of appeal and associated administrative services are integrated into the organisational structure of the EPO as Directorate-General 3. They are independent from the Office in their decisions and are bound only by the European Patent Convention (EPC).

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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