Boards of Appeal Case Law 2022
Annual review containing summaries of decisions from 2022 now available
As a complement to the 10th edition of the "Case Law of the Boards of Appeal", this new publication provides a thematic overview of selected decisions of the boards of appeal published in 2022, summarised in the language of the proceedings.
The full texts of all decisions referred to can be accessed on the Boards of Appeal webpage.
Read the report here.
Technical Board of Appeal 3.3.03 has by interlocutory decision T 438/19 referred questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal.
The Boards of Appeal Committee and the President of the Boards of Appeal invite users to participate in an online consultation
The oral proceedings in cases G 1/22 and G 2/22 ("Entitlement to priority") before the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal will be held on 26 May 2023. The p
The EBoA today issued decision G 2/21 and concluded that the term “plausibility” did not amount to a distinctive legal concept.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BoA will lift measures regulating the arrangement and conduct of oral proceedings from 1 February 2023.
The German Federal Constitutional Court today published its decision on several constitutional complaints.
The oral proceedings in case G 2/21 (“plausibility”) before the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal will be held on 24 November 2022.
The tenth edition of the "Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO" provides a comprehensive overview of this case law. I
Last year was again shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Boards of Appeal adapted their working methods to ensure access to justice.
BoA refers a question to the Enlarged Board of Appeal if a decision is required, in order to ensure uniform application of the law.
A new Code of Conduct for the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office will enter into force on 1 July 2022.
The President of the Boards of Appeal makes a statement on the entry into force of the Protocol on the Provisional Application of the UPC Agreement.
The President of the BoA and the President of the EPO will submit a joint proposal to relocate the Boards of Appeal to the centre of Munich.
Because of COVID-19, the BoA has revised some measures regulating the arrangement and conduct of oral proceedings.
The Enlarged BoA issued the reasons for its decision of 16 July 2021, in which it ruled that oral proceedings can be held by videoconference.