Case Law of the Boards of Appeal

10th edition, July 2022

This publication on the case law of the EPO Boards of Appeal provides a wealth of useful information for everyone concerned with European patent law.

Content description

The revised and expanded tenth edition takes into account decisions which were issued in writing in the period up to the end of 2021, as well as a number of particularly important ones from the first months of 2022. It includes summaries of six additional decisions or opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal as well as extensive coverage of the case law on the application of the revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA 2020).

This publication is an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with European patent law - as are the supplementary publications issued between editions that provide regular updates on the case law of the Boards of Appeal.

Available formats

The "Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO" is available online, in HTML and PDF formats.

The HTML version is optimised for online use and since 2020 it is updated on a rolling basis with links to decisions for which the board has provided a catchword. To do a full-text search within HTML versions of EPO legal texts, use our advanced website search. Further tips on how to optimise your search of the HTML version can be found here.

The bookmarked and hyperlinked PDF version includes full-text search functionality and is the best solution for offline browsing. 

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