This 1 200-page book on the case law of the EPO boards of appeal provides a wealth of useful information for everyone concerned with European patent law.
The revised and expanded seventh edition was published in
It takes account of decisions made available in writing by the end of December 2012, as well as a number of particularly important ones from the first months of 2013. It is an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with European patent law - as are the special editions "EPO Board of Appeal Case Law" of the EPO Official Journal.
The book is available in hardback, as well as in HTML and PDF format (see the next section for how to order the printed version).
While the HTML version is optimised for online use, the
PDF version includes full-text search functionality and is therefore the best
solution for off-line browsing.
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The printed version of the EPO's case law book (7th
edition, September 2013) can be ordered using this
online form. It is available in English, French and German.