Boards of appeal and key decisions 2016

Conference for patent law professionals

23-24 November
EPO, Munich

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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). 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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