Communications from the Boards of Appeal 2020

1.4.2020
No oral proceedings in the Boards of Appeal until 30 April 2020

Considering the pandemic spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Boards of Appeal is forced to restrict its judicial activities.

20.3.2020
No oral proceedings in the Boards of Appeal until 17 April 2020

Oral proceedings will not be held in the premises of the Boards of Appeal until 17 April 2020.

15.3.2020
No oral proceedings in the Boards of Appeal 16-27 March 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.

13.3.2020
Coronavirus

21.2.2020
Selected decisions of the Boards of Appeal

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

17.1.2020
Decision in case T 844/18 on the CRISPR gene editing technology

The Board of Appeal in case T 844/18 dismissed the patent proprietor’s appeal and thus confirmed the revocation of the patent.

16.1.2020
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal – G 4/19

The Board in case T 318/14 has referred points of law concerning the issue of double patenting to the Enlarged Board of Appeal.

7.1.2020
Informing the Boards of Appeal if interpreters are no longer needed in oral proceedings

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.

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