The EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal has scheduled public oral proceedings in case G 1/21 for 28 May 2021. Members of the media and the public will be able to livestream the proceedings online.
Last year was shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the impact of this global health crisis, the Boards of Appeal were able to continue their successful reforms.
New Article 15a of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA) on oral proceedings by videoconference enters into force on 1 April 2021.
Conformément à l'article 14 de son règlement de procédure, la Grande Chambre de recours a cité les parties à l'affaire G 1/21 ("Procédure orale par visioconférence") à une procédure orale, qui aura lieu le 28 mai 2021, sous forme de visioconférence via Zoom.
The canteen facilities on the premises of the Boards of Appeal in Haar have reopened as a takeaway-only service.
The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office issued decision G 1/19 (Simulations) today in which it held that the established case law on computer-implemented inventions (COMVIK approach) applies to computer-implemented simulations.
New Case Law publication containing summaries of decisions in the language of the proceedings now published
Canteen facilities on the premises of the Boards of Appeal in Haar and in the Isar Building will be closed from 11 January 2021 until further notice