Considering the pandemic spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Boards of Appeal is forced to restrict its judicial activities.
Oral proceedings will not be held in the premises of the Boards of Appeal until 17 April 2020.
Oral proceedings will not be held in the premises of the Boards of Appeal from 16 March 2020 until 27 March 2020. Concerned parties will be contacted accordingly with a communication.
The Boards of Appeal are introducing a new service on their website: Selected decisions.
The Board of Appeal in case T 844/18 dismissed the patent proprietor’s appeal and thus confirmed the revocation of the patent.
The Board in case T 318/14 has referred points of law concerning the issue of double patenting to the Enlarged Board of Appeal.
The Boards of Appeal would like to ask all parties to its proceedings to consider at every stage of the appeal proceedings whether interpreters are actually needed for oral proceedings before the Boards of Appeal.