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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