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Decisions sorted by number

G 2/22 "Entitlement to priority"

G 2/22 “Entitlement to priority"  10.10.2023

Referring Board's decision

Amicus curiae briefs

Maiwald (PDF, 536 KB) - dated 12 April 2022

Vossius Part 1 (PDF, 18 MB) - dated 14 April 2022

Vossius Part 2 (PDF, 15 MB) - dated 14 April 2022

Vossius Part 3 (PDF, 4.1 MB) - dated 14 April 2022

Nokia Technologies Oy (PDF, 20 MB) - dated 12 July 2022

George W. Schlich (PDF, 215 KB) - dated 18 July 2022

Boehringer Ingelheim (PDF, 7 MB) - dated 28.07.2022

The Broad Institute, inc. (PDF, 22MB) - dated 28 July 2022

Peter de Lange (PDF, 213 KB) - dated 28 July 2022

IP Federation (PDF, 237 KB) - dated 28 July 2022

Grund IP Group (PDF, 723 KB) - dated 29 July 2022

EFPIA (PDF, 903KB) - dated 29 July 2022

IPO (PDF, 226 KB) - dated 29 July 2022

König-Szynka-Tilmann-von Renesse (PDF, 406 KB) - dated 29 July 2022

CIPA (PDF, 221 KB) - dated 29 July 2022

G 1/22 "Entitlement to priority"

G 1/22 “Entitlement to priority"  10.10.2023

Referring Board's decision

Amicus curiae briefs

Maiwald (PDF, 536 KB) - dated 12 April 2022

Vossius Part 1 (PDF, 18 MB) - dated 14 April 2022

Vossius Part 2 (PDF, 15 MB) - dated 14 April 2022

Vossius Part 3 (PDF, 4.1 MB) - dated 14 April 2022

Nokia Technologies Oy (PDF, 20 MB) - dated 12 July 2022

George W. Schlich (PDF, 215 KB) - dated 18 July 2022

Boehringer Ingelheim (PDF, 7 MB) - dated 28.07.2022

The Broad Institute, inc. (PDF, 22 MB) - dated 28 July 2022

Peter de Lange (PDF, 213 KB) - dated 28 July 2022

IP Federation (PDF, 237 KB) - dated 28 July 2022

Grund IP Group (PDF, 723 KB) - dated 29 July 2022

EFPIA (PDF, 903KB) - dated 29 July 2022

IPO (PDF, 226 KB) - dated 29 July 2022

König-Szynka-Tilmann-von Renesse (PDF, 406 KB) - dated 29 July 2022

CIPA (PDF, 221 KB) - dated 29 July 2022

G 2/21 "Reliance on a purported technical effect for inventive step (plausibility)"
G 2/21 2023, A85 "Reliance on a purported technical effect for inventive step (plausibility)" 23.3.2023

Amicus curiae briefs

Fredrik Carlsson (PDF, 47 KB) - dated 10 December 2021

Hans-Rainer Jaenichen (PDF, 826 KB) - dated 11 January 2022

Kolja Wihstutz (PDF, 754 KB) - dated 2 March 2022

Peter H. van Deursen (PDF, 551 KB) - dated 22 March 2022

Edgar Wunder (PDF, 17 KB) - dated 17 March 2022

FICPI (PDF, 332 KB) - dated 19 April 2022

Bayer AG (PDF, 275 KB) - dated 20 April 2022

epi (PDF, 303 KB) - dated 22 April 2022

EPLIT (PDF, 148 KB) - dated 26 April 2022

Peter de Lange (PDF, 168 KB) - dated 28 April 2022

AIPPI (PDF, 229 KB) - dated 28 April 2022

Medicines for Europe (PDF, 246 KB)  - dated 29 April 2022

Patentanwaltskammer (PDF, 396 KB) - dated 29 April 2022

UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) (PDF, 157) - dated 29 April 2022

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH (PDF, 2MB) - dated 29 April 2022

CNCPI (PDF, 220 KB) - dated 29 April 2022

EFPIA (PDF, 384 KB) - dated 29 April 2022

BASF (PDF, 177 KB) - dated 29 April 2022

IP Federation (PDF, 95 KB) - dated 29 April 2022

CIPA (PDF, 79 KB) - dated 29 April 2022

G 1/21  "Oral proceedings by videoconference"
G 1/21 2022, A49 "oral proceedings by videoconference" 16.7.2021

Amicus curiae briefs

Swiss Association of European and Swiss Patent Attorneys (VESPA) (2 MB) - dated 8 April 2021

epi (5 MB) - dated 12 April 2021

BAYER (242 KB) - dated 13 April 2021

A. Schauinsland (123 KB) - dated 15 April 2021

Christian Menges (72 KB) - dated 16 April 2021

SIEMENS (711 KB) - dated 19 April 2021

BASF SE (114 KB) - dated 19 April 2021

Medicines for Europe (217 KB) - dated 20 April 2021

Philips International B.V. (168 KB) - dated 21 April 2021

VPP (667 KB) - dated 21 April 2021

Association des Praticiens Européens des Brevets (APEB) (694 KB) - dated 21 April 2021

Cabinet Grosset-Fournier & Demachy (131 KB) - dated 22 April 2021

VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie) (2 MB) - dated 22 April 2021

FEMIPI (711 KB) - dated 23 April 2021

REPI (Réseau Entreprises - Propriété Intellectuelle) (257 KB) - dated 23 April 2021

Bundesverband deutscher Patentanwälte e.V. (BDPA) (594 KB) - dated 25 April 2021

Patentanwaltskammer (566 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Plasseraud IP (538 KB) - dated 26 April 2021

Hoffmann-La-Roche AG (3 MB) - dated 26 April 2021

Maiwald /Hoffmann Eitle /Cohausz & Florack /Dr U. Kinkeldey /Boehmert & Boehmert /Vossius /Grünecker (2 MB) - dated 26 April 2021

Laine IP Oy (113 KB) - dated 26 April 2021

epi (777 KB) - dated 26 April 2021

IP Ability (212 KB) - dated 26 April 2021

Julian Cockbain (81 KB) - dated 26 April 2021

Saint-Gobain Group (176 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Murgitroyd (104 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) (104 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH (655 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Michael David Snodin (282 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Jürgen Schmidtchen (609 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

VCI / VDMA / ZVEI (168 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT) (262 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH (464 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) (279 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP (201 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

FICPI (262 KB) - dated April 27 2021

IP Federation (276 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Dr Francesco Paolo Vatti (113 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

IK-IP Ltd (250 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Ericsson (193 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Claus Beckmann (563 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Compagnie nationale des conseils en propriété industrielle (CNCPI) (274 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

epi (2 MB) - dated 27 April 2021

Philip Morris Products SA (5 MB) - dated 27 April 2021

ReadyOpponentOne (52 KB) - dated 27 April 202

UNION-IP (206 KB) - dated 27 April 2021

Downing IP Ltd (267 KB) - dated 28 April 2021

G 4/19  "Double patenting"
G 4/19 2022,A24 "Double patenting" 22.06.2021

Amicus curiae briefs

Philips International B.V. (170 KB) - dated 16 January 2020

FICPI (348 KB) - dated 14 June 2020

Roel van Woudenberg (3 MB) - dated 1 September 2020

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) (117 KB) - dated 11 September 2020

SIEMENS (165 KB) - dated 16 September 2020

Schiweck Weinzierl Koch Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB (114 KB) - dated 21 September 2020

Grzegorz Wesela-Bauman (467 KB) - dated 24 September 2020

Tanja Pintsch (PDF 87) - dated 25 September 2020

Stefan Féaux de Lacroix (PDF 126 KB) - dated 25 September 2020

Peter de Lange (183 KB) - dated 28 September 2020

Phillips & Leigh (439 KB) - dated 28 September 2020

epi (2 MB) - dated 29 September 2020

Ericsson (1 MB) - dated 29 September 2020

FEMIPI (169 KB) - dated 1 October 2020

Eric Cogniat (688 KB) - dated 1 October 2020

AIPPI (241 KB) - dated 1 October 2020

Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (CNCPI) (165 KB) - dated 30 September 2020

G 3/19  "Article 164(2) EPC / Pepper"
G 3/19 2020, A119 "Article 164(2) EPC / Pepper" 14.5.2020

Referral pursuant to Art. 112(1)(b) EPC by the president of the European Patent Office – “Article 164(2) EPC / Pepper"

Procedural documents

Amicus curiae briefs

KSVR, Patentanwälte (1 MB) – dated 24 May 2019

Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) (256 MB) - dated 22 May 2019

Dirk Peter (62 KB) - dated 17 August 2019

Elisabeth Albrecht (35 KB) - dated 4 September 2019

Written statements filed by 23052 natural persons via "Umweltinstitut München e.V." (Status: 1 October 2019)

Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) (739 KB) - dated 16 September 2019

Bundesregierung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (291 KB) - dated 10 September 2019

German Plant Breeders' Association (BDP) (490 KB) - dated 17 September 2019

Eric Alasdair Kennington (86 KB) - dated 18 September 2019

Euroseeds (669 KB) - dated 20 September 2019

Maximilian Haedicke (502 KB) - dated 23 September 2019

Roel van Woudenberg (591 KB) - dated 23 September 2019

Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (937 KB) - dated 20 September 2019

L.J. Steenbeek (145 KB) - dated 24 September 2019

Julian Cockbain (59 KB) - dated 24 September 2019

KSVR, Patentanwälte (348 KB) - dated 24 September 2019

Office belge de la Propriété Intellectuelle (4 MB) - dated 24 September 2019

FICPI (411 KB) - dated 25 September 2019

Austrian Patent Office (303 KB) - dated 26 September 2019

FEMIPI (211 KB) - dated 26 September 2019

Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (175 KB) - dated 26 September 2019

The Kingdom of the Netherlands (266 KB) - dated 26 September 2019

IP Federation (211 KB) - dated 27 September 2019

VPP e.V. (134 KB) - dated 27 September 2019

Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI) (7MB) - dated 27 September 2019

No patents on seeds! (137 KB) - dated 30 September 2019

Statement signed by 49 organizations and 2.725 individuals (678 KB) - dated 30 September 2019

Peter de Lange (316 KB) - dated 30 September 2019

The Danish Government (661 KB) - dated 30 September 2019

Axel Metzger, Herbert Zech and Charlotte Vollenberg (402 KB) - dated 30 September 2019

Fritz Dolder (360 KB) - dated 30 September 2019

epi (141 KB) - dated 30 September 2019

Plantum (6 MB) - dated 30 September 2019

CropLife International and the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) (104 KB) - dated 30 September 2019

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) (423 KB) - dated 30 September 2019

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) (504 KB) - dated 30 September 2019

Thomas Leconte (1 MB) - dated 1 October 2019

International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) (385 KB) - dated 1 October 2019

Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (CNCPI) (556 KB) - dated 1 October 2019

European Union (2 MB) - dated 1 October 2019

Olaf Malek (3 MB) - dated 21 October 2019

G 2/19  "Recht auf mündliche Verhandlung bei ersichtlich unzulässiger Beschwerde und rechtliches Gehör am richtigen Ort"
  G 2/19 2020, A87 Recht auf mündliche Verhandlung bei ersichtlich unzulässiger Beschwerde und rechtliches Gehör am richtigen Ort 16.7.2019

Amicus curiae briefs

Peter de Lange (594 KB) - dated 24 June 2019

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) (196 KB) - dated 28 June 2019

epi (793 KB) - dated 1 July 2019

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) (456 KB) - dated 2 July 2019

DeltaPatents (317 KB) - dated 10 July 2019

G 1/19  "Patentability of computer implemented simulations"
G 1/19 2021, A77 "Patentability of computer implemented simulations" 10.03.2021

Referring Board’s decision

Amicus curiae briefs

Philips International B.V. (156 KB) - dated 7 August 2019

Siemens AG (239 KB) - dated 16 August 2019

Dr. Swen Kiesewetter-Köbinger (165 KB) - dated 18 August 2019

FEMIPI (224 KB) - dated 22 August 2019

CIPA (357 KB) - dated 22 August 2019

Patentanwaltskammer (892 KB) - dated 21 August 2019

Bundesverband Deutscher Patentanwälte (282 KB) - dated 28 August 2019

IBM (1 MB) - dated 28 August 2019

EPI (127 KB) - dated 27 August 2019

FICPI (219 KB) - dated 30 August 2019

IPO (216 KB) - dated 29 August 2019

VPP e.V. (172 KB) - dated 30 August 2019

MAGMA Gießereitechnologie GmbH (272 KB) - dated 30 August 2019

Dr. Reinier B. Bakels (178 KB) - dated September 2019

IP Federation (355 KB) - dated 30 August 2019

Dr. Martin Wilming (228 ) dated 1 September 2019

Altair IP (171 KB) - dated 1 September 2019

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG (496 KB) - dated 2 September 2019

Bentley Systems (UK) Limited ( 350 KB) - dated 1 September 2019

CNCPI (197 KB) - dated 1 September 2019

AIPPI (344 KB) - dated 1 September 2019

Michael M. Fischer (266 KB) - dated 2 September 2019

Dr. Stefan Schohe (2 MB) - dated 1 September 2019

European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) (238 KB) - dated 25 September 2019

G 1/18  "Inadmissible appeal or deemed not filed?"
G 1/18 2020, A26 Inadmissible appeal or deemed not filed? 18.07.2019

Referral pursuant to Art. 112(1)(b) EPC by the President of the European Patent Office - "Inadmissible appeal or deemed not filed?"

Annexes to the Referral by the President of the Office

Procedural documents

 

Amicus curiae briefs

Hansjörg Kley (145 KB) – dated 4 October 2018

DeltaPatents (454 KB) – dated 8 October 2018

Manuel Pavón Mayo (413 KB) - dated 23 October 2018

EPI - F. Leyder (154 KB) - dated 25 October 2018

FICPI (363 KB) - dated 29 November 2018

Peter de Lange (314 KB) - dated 30 November 2018

Octrooibureau Griebling (337 KB) - dated 30 November 2018

Derk Visser (118 KB) - dated 30 November 2018

Union-IP (303 KB) - dated 30 November 2018

G 1/16 "Disclaimer/OLED"
G 1/16 2018, A70 Disclaimer/OLED 18.12.2017

Amicus curiae briefs

K. H. Rhodes, ipo (PDF, 131 KB) - dated 22.2.2017

G. Kiesel Le Cosquer, Cpi (PDF, 18.9 KB) - dated 27.2.2017

B. Carion-Tavarella, Aspi (PDF, 24 KB) - dated 28.2.2017

R. Pistolesi, FiCPI (PDF, 29.8 KB) - dated 28.2.2017

A. Tangena, epi (PDF, 25.1 KB) - dated 1.3.2017

C. P. Mercer (PDF, 34.2 KB) - dated 1.3.2017

L. Davies, CIPA (PDF, 242 KB) - dated 1.3.2017

M. Grammel (PDF, 186 KB) - dated 1.3.2017

R. Jorritsma (PDF, 49.2 KB) - dated 1.3.2017

D.X. Thomas (PDF, 889.18 KB) - dated 28.3.2017

AIPPI Anonymous (PDF, 360.11 KB) - received 20.0.2017

F. Leyder (PDF, 318.73 KB) - dated 18.0.2017

G 2301/16 - Request for a proposal of removal from office
G 2301/16 - Request for a proposal of removal from office 14.06.2016
G 1/15 "Partial priority"
G 1/15 2017, A82 Partial priority 29.11.2016

Amicus curiae briefs

Third Party Observations - Anonymous (PDF, 24.6 KB)

T. Bremi (Isler & Pedrazzini) (PDF, 55.3 KB)

T. Brem i (PDF, 484 KB)

P. Hess /Bahrdehle Pagenberg (PDF, 30.6 KB)

M. Schoenmaker/VNO NCW (PDF, 47.3 KB)

J.P. Chauvin/Business Europe (PDF, 25.6 KB)

J. Wachenfeld & O. Ridderbisch /VOSSIUS (PDF, 65.7 KB)

R. Hollingsworth/abpi (PDF, 60.3 KB)

D. Pearse /Barker Brettel (PDF, 52.2 KB)

S. W. Miller /IPO (PDF, 68.9 KB)

P. Heino (PDF, 49.3 KB)

G. Fuchs and Prof. M. Haedicke (PDF, 46.6 KB)

C. Keussen /Patentanwaltskammer (PDF, 19.6 KB)

D. L. Brown/HASELTINE LAKE (PDF, 28.5 KB)

A. Esslinger /Betten & Resch (PDF, 36.9 KB)

R. C. van Duijvenbode/NLO (PDF, 24.6 KB)

E. Melon/efpia (PDF, 15.4 KB)

epi without attachement 1 (PDF, 22.6 KB)

R. van Woudenberg/DELTAPATENTS (PDF, 37.6 KB)

M. Burdon/IPLA (PDF, 25.8 KB)

Dr. H. Fleischer (PDF, 33.3 KB)

R. Pistolesi /FICPI (PDF, 29.6 KB)

CPI (PDF, 10.3 KB)

A. Brester /CIPA (PDF, 24.3 KB)

Féaux de Lacroix (PDF, 73.7 KB)

G. de Kernier (PDF, 88 KB)

G. Campabadal i Monfa'/WSGR (PDF, 48 KB)

T. Burchardi/ERICSSON (PDF, 54.7 KB)

M. Wallinger (PDF, 43.9 KB)

M. Lawrence/CONCERTO (PDF, 32.9 KB)

M. Lawrence/CONCERTO IP Limited part1 + part2 asembled (PDF, 32.5 KB)

Anonym (PDF, 55,4 KB)

R. Willoughby/LES (Britain 6 Ireland) (PDF, 49.2 KB)

F. Leyder (PDF, 64.6 KB)

C. D. England/IP (PDF, 34 KB)

O. Butriy (PDF, 22 KB)

J. Lempert/LICHTI (PDF, 39.8 KB)

F. Leyder (PDF, 65.7 KB)

G 2302/15 - Request for a proposal of removal from office
G 2302/15 - Request for a proposal of removal from office 11.02.2016
G 2301/15 - Request for a proposal of removal from office
G 2301/15 - Request for a proposal of removal from office 17.09.2015
G 3/14 "Examination of clarity objections"
G 3/14 2015, A102 Examination of clarity objections 24.3.2015

Amicus curiae briefs

Third Party Observations - Anonymous (PDF, 26,1 KB)

epi (PDF, 24 KB)

CIPA (PDF, 15,5 KB)

Fish & Richardson P.C. (PDF, 37,3 KB)

AIPLA (PDF, 49,3 KB)

Third Party Observations - Hoffmann Eitle (PDF, 23,7 KB)

Third Party Observations - Anonymous (PDF, 26,2 KB)

Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann (PDF, 43,5 KB)

Hoffmann Eitle (PDF, 32, 6 KB)

Mathys & Squire (PDF, 43,5 KB)

Koninklijke Philips N.V. (PDF, 51,1 KB)

FICPI (PDF, 25,1 KB)

Godemeyer Blum Lenze (PDF, 44,2 KB)

Godemeyer Blum Lenze (PDF, 26 KB)

G 2/14 - No decision - Application deemed to be withdrawn
G 2/14 2015, A13 No decision - Application deemed to be withdrawn 18.12.2014
G 1/14 "Inadmissible appeal or deemed not filed?"
G 1/14 2016, A95 Inadmissible appeal or deemed not filed ? 19.11.2015

Amicus curiae briefs

FICPI (PDF, 23.6 KB)

GRIEBLING (PDF, 43.9 KB)

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG (PDF, 30.7 KB)

G 2/13 "Broccoli II"
G 2/13 2016, A28 Broccoli II 25.3.2015

Amicus curiae briefs

Renesse et-all

Titmus and Shaw

Bundesverband Deutscher Pflanzenzüchter

Deutsche Vereinigung für gew. Rechtsschutz

EPI

EvB- Erklärung von Bern

Plantum

Cockbain and Sterckx

CIPA

UNION of European practitioners in intellectual property

FICPI

CropLife Int.

EuropaBio

AIPPI

UFS Union Franc. Semencieres

Deutscher Bauernverband

ESA

Standard Brief (2538 signatures)

Dr. S.J.R. Bostyn, LL.M

G 1/13 "Party status"
G 1/13 2015, A42 Party status 25.11.2014

Amicus curiae briefs

Schmidtchen (PDF, 22.7 KB)

FICPI (PDF, 47.7 KB)

G 2/12 "Tomatoes II"
G 2/12 2016, A27 Tomatoes II 25.3.2015

 

Amicus curiae briefs

Standard letters in English, German and French signed at present by over 6.600 people

E. and U. Becken, dated 01.07.12

S. Csörgö-European Seed Association, dated 28.08.12

M. Eberle, dated 15.10.12

Dr. U. Schmidt, dated 16.10.12

M. Schwarz, dated 16.10.12

S. Lehmann-Keine Patente auf Tiere und Pflanzen, dated 16.10.12

Prof. F. Dolder, dated 23.11.12

F. Meienberg-Erklärung von Bern, dated 26.11.12

Prof. S. Sterckx and J. Cockbain, dated 27.11.12

Prof. J.-F. Dhainaut- Haut Conseil des Biotechnologies, dated 28.11.12

J. Crump-FICPI, dated 28.11.12

Dr. C.-S. Scäfer-BDP Bundes Verband Dt. Pflanzenzüchter, dated 19.10.12

F. Schmider-European Crop Protection, dated 28.11.12

C. Csörgö-ESA European Seed Association, dated 30.11.12

UFS Union Francaise des Semenciers, dated 29.11.12

C. Mercer-CIPA, dated 30.11.12

S. C. Dack-Hoyng Monegier-, dated 30.11.12

Dr. C. Then-no patent on Seeds, dated 30.11.12

U. Hemmerling-Deutscher Bauernverband, dated 30.11.12

E. Gebhardt und a. Mitglieder des Eur. Parlaments, dated 28.11.12

Dr. N. P. Louwaars-Plantum, dated 03.12.12

Dr. B. Aegler-Win Win Invest, dated 30.11.12

G 1/12 "Identity of appellant"
G 1/12 2014, A114 Identity of appellant 30.4.2014

Amicus curiae briefs

Hansjoerg Kley (PDF, 46.1 KB)

E. A. Kennington (PDF, 23.7 KB)

Beetz & Partner (PDF, 36.6 KB)

G 1/11 "Zuständigkeit der Beschwerdekammer"
G 1/11 2014, A122 Zuständigkeit der Beschwerdekammer 19.3.2014

Amicus curiae briefs

epi (PDF, 490 KB)

G 2/10 "Disclaimer"
G 2/10 2012, 376 Disclaimer 30.8.2011

 

Amicus curiae briefs

AstraZeneca (PDF, 267 KB)

Boff, J.C. (PDF, 634 KB)

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (PDF, 29 KB)

Davies, Simon (PDF, 286 KB)

    G 1/10 "Request to correct patent"
    G 1/10 2013, 194 Request to correct patent 23.7.2012

    Amicus curiae briefs

    Communication from the Enlarged Board of Appeal concerning case G 1/10 (PDF, 120 KB)

    Rehberg Hüppe + Partner (PDF, 1.95 MB)

    epi (PDF, 190 KB)

      G 1/09 "Pending application"
      G 1/09 2011, 336 Pending application 27.9.2010

       

      Amicus curiae briefs

      Kley (PDF, 271 KB)

        G 4/08 "Langue de la procédure"
        G 4/08 2010, 572 Langue de la procédure 16.2.2010
        G 3/08 "Patentability of programs for computers"
        G 3/08 2011, 10 Patentability of programs for computers 12.5.2010
        G 3/08   Suspicion of partiality (interlocutory decision) 16.10.2009

        Procedural documents related to the referral (PDF, 1.6 MB)

        Includes the text of the referral, the composition of the board and the Enlarged Board of Appeal's decision.

        Amicus curiae briefs

        Accenture (PDF, 1.3 MB)

        ACT (PDF, 460 KB)

        AIPLA (PDF, 74 KB)

        AIPPI (PDF, 2.5 MB)

        APEB (PDF, 1.15 MB)

        Apple (PDF, 460 KB)

        April (PDF, 900 KB)

        ASOLIF (PDF, 2.4 MB)

        ATI (PDF, 205 KB)

        Bakels, R. (PDF, 1.9 MB)

        Balos, I. (PDF, 360 KB)

        Bayer, C. (PDF, 270 KB)

        BIKT et al (PDF, 1.1 MB)

        Breesé, P. (PDF, 120 KB)

        BSA (PDF, 65 KB)

        BT (PDF, 560 KB)

        BUSINESSEUROPE (PDF, 1.6 MB)

        Butler, M.J. (PDF, 260 KB)

        Canonical Group Ltd (PDF, 530 KB)

        CCIA (PDF, 300 KB)

        CIPA (PDF, 110 KB)

        Combeau, J. (PDF, 630 KB)

        CompTIA (PDF, 1.2 MB)

        Cowsley, C. (PDF, 230 KB)

        Davies, S. (PDF, 1.9 MB)

        De Keyzer (PDF, 84 KB)

        DIGITALEUROPE (PDF, 80 KB)

        Duhme,Torsten, Dr. (PDF, 1 MB)

        Ealey, D. (PDF, 200 KB)

        ECONET et al. (PDF, 1 MB)

        E-genius (PDF, 200 KB)

        epi (PDF, 280 KB)

        ERICSSON (PDF, 750 KB)

        Featherwing, B.S. (PDF, 340 KB)

        FFII (PDF, 3.9 MB)

        FFII Sweden (PDF, 63 KB)

        FICPI (PDF, 1.3 MB)

        France Télécom (PDF, 180 KB)

        Fries, Eckhard, sen (PDF 5,5 MB)

        fsfe (PDF, 516 KB)

        G-N-U GmbH (PDF, 120 KB)

        Gröschel, R. (PDF, 400 KB)

        Gustavson, Stefan (PDF, 220 KB)

        Hagel, F. (PDF, 1 MB)

        Hallén, Jacob (PDF, 225 KB)

        Henrion, B. (PDF, 270 KB)

        HISPALINUX (PDF, 460 KB)

        IBM (PDF, 420 KB)

        ICC (PDF, 110 KB)

        IFSO (PDF, 230 KB)

        Illuminet (PDF, 190 KB)

        intellect (PDF, 35 KB)

        IP Federation (PDF, 1.4 MB)

        IPLA (PDF, 510 KB)

        ipulse (PDF, 520 KB)

        ITECHLAW (PDF, 735 KB)

        IZGSE (PDF, 400 KB)

        jCOM1 (PDF, 350 KB)

        JIPA (PDF, 300 KB)

        Karl, C. (PDF, 520 KB)

        Kennington, E.A. (PDF, 3.6 MB)

        Kiesewetter-Köbinger, S. (PDF, 580 KB)

        Knuth, D., Prof. (PDF, 2.8 MB)

        Land, A. (PDF, 620 KB)

        Lawrence, William (PDF, 915 KB)

        LESI (PDF, 310 KB)

        Markieta, J. (PDF, 190 KB)

        Marks & Clerk LLC (PDF, 350 KB)

        MCS (PDF, 106 KB)

        Microsoft, General Electric (PDF, 1.6 MB)

        Nullmeier, M. (PDF, 660 KB)

        Opentia (PDF, 2.2 MB)

        Patentanwaltskammer (PDF, 1 MB)

        Philips (PDF, 46 KB)

        Piratenpartei (PDF, 400 KB)

        Piratpartiet (PDF, 44 KB)

        Pitney Bowes (PDF, 130 KB)

        Polish Patent Office (PDF, 1 MB)

        redhat (PDF, 3 MB)

        SAP (PDF, 3.5 MB)

        Schächtele, W. (PDF, 78 KB)

        Schestowitz (PDF, 48 KB)

        Schulz, M. (PDF, 220 KB)

        ScriptumLibre (PDF, 410 KB)

        SIEMENS (PDF, 210 KB)

        Silicon Economics (PDF, 550 KB)

        SIPF (PDF, 790 KB)

        Sterckx, Sigrid, Prof. Dr. (PDF, 3.7 MB)

        Straus, Joseph, Prof. Dr. (PDF, 1.2 MB)

        Sylvestris, T. (PDF, 525 KB)

        Synka, J. Dr. (PDF, 510 KB)

        TELES AG (PDF, 1537 KB)

        Thum, Simon (PDF, 170 KB)

        tmp lab (PDF, 160 KB)

        Ung Pirat Sweden et al (PDF, 320 KB)

        UNION of European Practitioners in Industrial Property (PDF, 270 KB)

        United Kingdom (PDF, 900 KB)

        Velok (PDF, 2.1 MB)

        VESPA-ACSOEB (PDF, 1 MB)

        Villanueva, I. (PDF, 150 KB)

        VPP (PDF, 890 KB)

        Wessels, A. (PDF, 85 KB)

        G 2/08 "Dosage regime"
        G 2/08 2010, 456 Dosage regime 19.2.2010
        G 2/08

        -

        Exclusion and objection (interlocutory decision) 15.6.2009
        G 1/08 "Essentially biological processes"
        G 1/08 2012, 206 Essentially biological processes 9.12.2010

         

        Amicus curiae briefs

        Abelmann S.

        AG bäuerliche Landwirtschaft e.V.

        AGSTG

        Aktion RETTE EIN LEBEN

        Ampt H.

        Winkelnkemper I.

        Anders S.

        Angela F.

        Anschütz M.

        Aymans M.

        Baehrens R.

        Bauer G.

        Bauer M.

        BD

        Beier I.

        Bersch W.

        Bieber S.

        Bioland e.V.

        BIOSUISSE

        Blum R.

        Brandenberger M.

        Bremer Erzeuger-Verbraucher Gen. e.G.

        Broetz M. u. U., Dres.

        Bund Naturschutz Bayern e.V.

        Bund Naturschutz Bayern, Fürth-Land

        Bund Naturschutz, Creussen

        Bund Naturschutz in Bayern e.V.

        Bund Naturschutz, Schrobenhausen

        Bund Naturschutz, Veitsbronn

        Bund Umwelt- u. Naturschutz, KG Aschaffenburg

        Bündnis gentechnikfreie Region

        CAUSSADE semences

        Cerveny M., Dr.

        CIPA

        Clarke J.

        Clar & Horneburg

        Cress G.

        CropLife International

        DaGG

        Dallmer J.

        Decker R.

        Demeter

        Demeter e.V.; Darmstadt

        Demeter; Luxembourg

        Dendorfer T.

        Denzler V.

        Deutscher Bauernverband

        Dolder F., Dr. Prof.

        Dreschflegel e.V.

        Eck M.

        E.F. Schumacher-Gesellschaft

        Eibl S.

        ESA

        EURALIS SEMENCES

        Feiler C.

        Feth V.

        Feuerstein A.

        Fiegert S. u. P.

        Findeis R.

        Findeis W.

        Fleig B.

        Frank E., Dr.

        Friedl M.

        Gebler G. ua.

        Gerlach M. u. J.

        Gersbach P.

        Gillig G.

        Goldner B.

        Graf-Scherdi A.

        Greenpeace e.V.

        GRÜNE LIGA e.V.

        GUSB

        Güntert A.

        Haberkorn G.

        Hackel A.

        Harrer S.

        Hauser J.

        Hauser M.

        Häusl H.

        Heimstätte Birkenhof

        Hestermann A.

        Hestermann M.

        Hestermann V.

        Hochreiter E.

        Hochreiter H.

        Hochstrasser U.

        ifak e.V.

        IG Saatgut

        Ing.-Büro Koch

        Jackson A.

        Jackson A.

        Jakobi A.

        Jäger S.

        Kaese P.

        Kaindlstofer B.

        Kath. Landvolk Bewegung, Landsberg

        Katzmair E.

        Kaupenjohann GbR

        Keller GmbH & Co. KG

        Kindergarten Hundham e.V.

        Kirchgaesser U.

        Klass M.

        Klein J.

        Koch R.

        Konieczny F.

        Kornkraft Hosüne

        König I.

        Kuhlemann O.

        Kuttenberger Ch.

        Lang M.

        LNV

        Luz U., Dr. Prof.

        Martzog N., Dr.

        Mattheus W.

        Meier M.

        Meyer K.

        Mikkelsen L.

        Mitchell E.

        Mitchell E.

        Mohr G.

        Moritz W.

        Müller E., Prof.

        Müller E. ua.

        Natur-Tier-Garten

        Neuner A.

        Obermaier F.

        Oelmüller B.

        OGM dangers

        OGM dangers, Paris

        Ohm S.

        ÖBV-Via Campesina Austria

        Ökologischer Ärztebund e.V.

        Pahl H. u. D.

        Pechmann H.-A., Dr.

        Petersen S.

        Plant Biosciences / Monsanto

        Rath D.

        Riedel K.

        Runge R.

        R2n

        SAMBUCUS e.V.

        (Sammeleingabe)

        SBV Schweizerischer Bauernverband

        Schmid H.

        Schmid N.

        Schmidt S.

        Schneider S.

        Schröder E. u. H.

        Schwarz R., Dr.

        Seidler M., Dr.

        Sieghart S.

        Sindlinger W.

        Solidarität EINE WELT

        SONETT OHG

        Sonntag B.

        Steinberg A.

        Stenzell I.

        Sterr

        Stiftung GEKKO

        Sträter Ch.

        Stuhley U.

        Tautz C., Dr.

        Tippe R. et al

        Ulitz B.

        UNION SYNDICALE FEDERALE

        Verband Kath. Landvolk

        Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband

        Verzagt H.

        Volkmann-Neidig I.

        Völk B.

        Walter D., Dr.

        Wecker F.

        Wehmann H.

        Wieden A. u. M.

        Wiese A.

        World Youth Alliance

        Zschunke A.

        G 2/07 "Essentially biological processes"
        G 2/07 2012, 130 Essentially biological processes 9.12.2010

         

        Amicus curiae briefs

        Bayrischer Bauernverband (PDF, 266 KB)

        BDP (PDF, 315 KB)

        CIOPORA (PDF, 800 KB)

        CIPA (PDF, 1.1 MB)

        CropLife (PDF, 2.4 MB)

        Deutscher Bauernverband (PDF, 169 KB)

        Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtschutz (PDF, 7.3 MB)

        Dolder, F. (PDF, 3.3 MB)

        DRL (PDF, 310 KB)

        Dubiel, M. (PDF, 184 KB)

        epi (PDF, 5.7 MB)

        ESA (PDF, 330 MB)

        GeN (PDF, 370 KB)

        Greenpeace (PDF, 900 KB)

        Gruber (PDF, 703 KB)

        International Seed Federation (ISF) 1 (PDF, 1.9 MB)

        International Seed Federation (ISF) 2 (PDF, 60 KB)

        Netzwerk Afrika Deutschland (PDF, 350 KB)

        Plantum NL (PDF, 390 KB)

        Sterckx, S,. Prof. (PDF, 4.3 MB)

        Sterckx, S., Prof. addendum (PDF, 15 KB)

        Tippe, R. u.a. (PDF, 1.3 MB)

        Tippe, R. u.a., part 1 of signatures (PDF, 215 KB)

        Tippe, R. u.a., part 2 of signatures (PDF, 930 KB)

        Utviklingsfondet et al (PDF, 480 KB)

        Völk, B. (PDF, 470 KB)

        Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft (PDF, 400 KB)

        G 1/07 "Method for treatment by surgery"
        G 1/07 2011, 134 Method for treatment by surgery 15.2.2010
        G 3/06 - No decision - Appeal withdrawn
        G 3/06 2007, 312 No decision - Appeal withdrawn 26.4.2007
        G 2/06 "Stem cells"
        G 2/06 2009, 306 Stem cells 25.11.2008
        G 1/06 "Sequences of divisionals/SEIKO"
        G 1/06 2008, 307 Sequences of divisionals/SEIKO 28.6.2007
        G 1/05 "Divisional/ASTROPOWER"
        G 1/05 2008, 271 Divisional/ASTROPOWER 28.6.2007
        G 1/05 2007, 362 Exclusion and objection (interlocutory decision) 7.12.2006
        G 3/04 "Beitritt/EOS"
        G 3/04 2006, 118 Beitritt/EOS 22.8.2005
        G 2/04 "Transfer of opposition/HOFFMANN - LA ROCHE"
        G 2/04 2005, 549 Transfer of opposition/HOFFMANN - LA ROCHE 25.5.2005
        G 1/04 "Diagnostic methods"
        G 1/04 2006, 334 Diagnostic methods 16.12.2005

        Amicus curiae briefs

        Società Italiana Brevetti

        Siemens AG

        S. Kremer of Mewburn Ellis

        Philips

        FICPI

        ESHG

        epi

        A. Sheard o.b. Amersham

        Praxis Dr. Med U. Kübler

        H.P. Pfeifer o.b. of Roche Diagnostics

        G 4/03 - Keine Entscheidung - Beitritt zurückgenommen
        G 4/03 - Keine Entscheidung - Beitritt zurückgenommen 26.7.2004
        G 3/03 "Reimbursement of the appeal fee"
        G 3/03 2005, 344 Reimbursement of the appeal fee 28.1.2005
        G 2/03 "Admissibility of Disclaimer"
        G 2/03 2004, 448 Admissibility of Disclaimer 8.4.2004
        G 1/03 "Admissibility of Disclaimer"
        G 1/03 2004, 413 Admissibility of Disclaimer 8.4.2004
        G 3/02 "Priorities from India"
        G 3/02 2004, 483 Priorities from India 26.4.2004
        G 2/02 "Priorities from India"
        G 2/02 2004, 483 Priorities from India 26.4.2004
        G 1/02 "Compétences des agents des formalités"
        G 1/02 2003, 165 Compétences des agents des formalités 22.1.2003
        G 3/99 "Admissibility of joint opposition or joint appeal"
        G 3/99 2002, 347 Admissibility of joint opposition or joint appeal 18.2.2002
        G 2/99 "Auslegung des Art. 55(1)"
        G 2/99 2001, 83 Auslegung des Art. 55(1) 12.7.2000
        G 1/99 "Reformatio in peius / 3M"
        G 1/99 2001, 381 Reformatio in peius / 3M 2.4.2001
        G 4/98 "Designation fees"
        G 4/98 2001, 131 Designation fees 27.11.2000
        G 3/98 "Scope of Article 55(1) EPC"
        G 3/98 2001, 62 Scope of Article 55(1) EPC 12.7.2000
        G 2/98 "Requirement for claiming priority of the "same invention""
        G 2/98 2001, 413 Requirement for claiming priority of the "same invention" 31.5.2001
        G 1/98 "Transgenic plant"
        G 1/98 2000, 111 Transgenic plant 20.12.1999
        G 4/97 "Opposition on behalf of a third party"
        G 4/97 1999, 270 Opposition on behalf of a third party 21.1.1999
        G 3/97 "Einspruch in fremdem Auftrag"
        G 3/97 1999, 245 Einspruch in fremdem Auftrag 21.1.1999
        G 2/97 "Good faith"
        G 2/97 1999, 123 Good faith 12.11.1998
        G 1/97 "Requête en vue d'une révision / ETA"
        G 1/97 2000, 322 Requête en vue d'une révision / ETA 10.12.1999
        G 8/95 "Correction of decision to grant"
        G 8/95 1996, 481 Correction of decision to grant 16.4.1996
        G 7/95 "Fresh grounds for opposition"
        G 7/95 1996, 626 Fresh grounds for opposition 19.7.1996
        G 6/95 "
        Interpretation of Rule 71a(1) EPC"
        G 6/95 1996, 649 Interpretation of Rule 71a(1) EPC 24.7.1996
        G 5/95 - Keine Entscheidung - Anmeldung zurückgenommen
        G 5/95 - Keine Entscheidung - Anmeldung zurückgenommen 17.10.1995
        G 4/95 "Representation"
        G 4/95 1996, 412 Representation 19.2.1996
        G 3/95 "Inadmissible referral"
        G 3/95 1996, 169 Inadmissible referral 27.11.1995
        G 2/95 "Austausch der Anmeldungsunterlagen"
        G 2/95 1996, 555 Austausch der Anmeldungsunterlagen 14.5.1996
        G 1/95 "Fresh grounds for opposition"
        G 1/95 1996, 615 Fresh grounds for opposition 19.7.1996
        G 2/94 "Vertretung"
        G 2/94 1996, 401 Vertretung 19.2.1996
        G 1/94 "Intervention"
        G 1/94 1994, 787 Intervention 11.5.1994
        G 10/93 "Umfang der Prüfung bei ex-parte Beschwerde"
        G 10/93 1995, 172 Umfang der Prüfung bei ex-parte Beschwerde 30.11.1994
        G 9/93 "Opposition par les titulaires du brevet"
        G 9/93 1994, 891 Opposition par les titulaires du brevet 6.7.1994
        G 8/93 "Rücknahme des Einspruchs"
        G 8/93 1994, 887 Rücknahme des Einspruchs 13.6.1994
        G 7/93 "Late amendments"
        G 7/93 1994, 775 Late amendments 13.5.1994
        G 6/93 - Keine Entscheidung - Beitritt zurückgenommen
        G 6/93 - Keine Entscheidung - Beitritt zurückgenommen 16.12.1993
        G 5/93 "Re-establishment"
        G 5/93 1994, 447 Re-establishment 18.1.1994
        G 4/93 "Non-appealing party"
        G 4/93   Non-appealing party 14.7.1994
        G 3/93 "Priority interval"
        G 3/93 1995, 018 Priority interval 16.8.1994
        G 2/93 "Hepatitis A virus"
        G 2/93 1995, 275 Hepatitis A virus 21.12.1994
        G 1/93 "Limiting feature"
        G 1/93 1994, 541 Limiting feature 2.2.1994
        G 10/92 "Teilanmeldung"
        G 10/92 1994, 633 Teilanmeldung 28.4.1994
        G 9/92 "Nicht-beschwerdeführender Beteiligter"
        G 9/92 1994, 875 Nicht-beschwerdeführender Beteiligter 14.7.1994
        G 8/92 "Vorlage an die Große Beschwerdekammer/KLEHR"
        G 8/92 - Vorlage an die Große Beschwerdekammer/KLEHR 5.3.1993
        G 7/92 - No decision - Appeal withdrawn
        G 7/92 - No decision - Appeal withdrawn 12.2.1993
        G 6/92 "Re-establishment"
        G 6/92 1994, 025 Re-establishment 27.9.1993
        G 5/92 "Wiedereinsetzung"
        G 5/92 1994, 022 Wiedereinsetzung 27.9.1993
        G 4/92 "Fondement des décisions"
        G 4/92 1994, 149 Fondement des décisions 29.10.1993
        G 3/92 "Unlawful applicant"
        G 3/92 1994, 607 Unlawful applicant 13.6.1994
        G 2/92 "Nichtzahlung weiterer Recherchengebühren"
        G 2/92 1993, 591 Nichtzahlung weiterer Recherchengebühren 6.7.1993
        G 1/92 "Availability to the public"
        G 1/92 1993, 277 Availability to the public 18.12.1992
        G 12/91 "Décision définitive"
        G 12/91 1994, 285 Décision définitive 17.12.1993
        G 11/91 "Glu-Gln"
        G 11/91 1993, 125 Glu-Gln