Selected decisions of the Boards of Appeal

21 January 2020

The Boards of Appeal are introducing a new service on their website: Selected decisions.

This service, which is designed to complement the existing list of recently published decisions of the Boards of Appeal, will alert users to all newly published decisions for which the board has provided a headnote or a catchword. Usually, a board will use a headnote or catchword if it wishes to provide a brief summary of a particular point of law or draw attention to an important part of the reasons for the decision.

The list of selected decisions will show all decisions with a headnote or catchword that are published from 1 January 2020 on and will be automatically updated as each decision is released for publication on the EPO website.