Communications from the Boards of Appeal 2017

EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal clarifies standard for examining “undisclosed disclaimers”

The Enlarged Board of Appeal today issued decision G 1/16 on the allowability of undisclosed disclaimers introduced into a patent claim. The decision concerns three questions of law referred to the Enlarged Board, which constitutes the highest level of judicial authority at the EPO.

Official inauguration of the new building for the Boards of Appeal

The new building for the Boards of Appeal Unit of the EPO in Haar, Munich, was officially inaugurated yesterday.

New website of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office

The website gives easy access to the searchable database of the decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal, the Legal Board of Appeal and the Technical Boards of Appeal, and to important texts relating to the appeal procedure, such as the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA).

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