Communications des Chambres de recours de l'Office européen des brevets 2021

21.10.2021
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal – G 2/21

Under Art. 112(1)(a) EPC, a Board of Appeal refers a question to the Enlarged Board of Appeal if it considers that a decision is required, in order to ensure uniform application of the law or if a point of law of fundamental importance arises.

22.9.2021
Procédures orales devant les chambres de recours – mise à jour des mesures adoptées en raison de la pandémie de coronavirus (COVID 19) – accès aux bâtiments réservé aux personnes vaccinées, rétablies ou testées

Compte tenu des développements de la pandémie de coronavirus (COVID-19), les chambres de recours ont mis à jour certaines de leurs mesures concernant l'organisation et la tenue des procédures orales

26.7.2021
Oral proceedings before the Boards of Appeal – revision of the measures adopted due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – self tests strongly recommended and new rules on access to the buildings for vaccinated and recovered people

In the light of the developments in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Boards of Appeal have revised some of their measures for the arrangement and conduct of oral proceedings.

16.7.2021
Press Communiqué of 16 July 2021 on referral G 1/21 to the Enlarged Board of Appeal

Today, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office issued the order of its decision in case G 1/21, in which it ruled that oral proceedings before the Boards of Appeal can, during a period of general emergency impairing the parties' possibilities to attend in-person oral proceedings at the EPO premises, be held by videoconference even without the consent of the parties.

22.6.2021
Press Communiqué of 22 June 2021 on decision G 4/19 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office issued decision G 4/19 (Double patenting) today, in which it held that a European patent application can be refused by reason of the prohibition on double patenting.

10.6.2021
Tenue d'une procédure orale sous forme de visioconférence dans l'affaire G 1/21 en instance devant la Grande Chambre de recours – ouverture au public des inscriptions en ligne

La Grande Chambre de recours de l'OEB a prévu de tenir une procédure orale publique relative à l'affaire G 1/21 le 2 juillet 2021. Les membres de la presse et du public auront la possibilité de suivre cette procédure en ligne en direct.

9.6.2021
Press Communiqué of 9 June 2021 on decision T 420/19 from the EPO Boards of Appeal

European patent EP2373154 concerns barley and malt-derived beverages with low dimethyl sulfide level. In its decision announced at the end of the oral proceedings on 8 June 2021, Technical Board of Appeal 3.3.04 upheld the patent as granted.

26.5.2021
Extension aux procédures de recours des significations par voie électronique au moyen de la Mailbox de lʹOEB

À compter du 1er juin 2021, les chambres de recours commenceront à signifier des documents par voie électronique au moyen de la Mailbox de lʹOEB dans des procédures de recours

14.5.2021
Tenue d'une procédure orale sous forme de visioconférence dans l'affaire G 1/21 en instance devant la Grande Chambre de recours – ouverture au public des inscriptions en ligne

La Grande Chambre de recours de l'OEB a prévu de tenir une procédure orale publique relative à l'affaire G 1/21 le 28 mai 2021. Les membres de la presse et du public auront la possibilité de suivre cette procédure en ligne en direct.

12.4.2021
Annual Report 2020 of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office

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.

24.3.2021
Oral proceedings before the Boards of Appeal by videoconference

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.

24.3.2021
Procédure orale dans l’affaire G 1/21

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.

12.3.2021
Oral proceedings before the Boards of Appeal – reopening of the canteen facilities in Haar

The canteen facilities on the premises of the Boards of Appeal in Haar have reopened as a takeaway-only service.

10.3.2021
Press Communiqué of 10 March 2021 on decision G 1/19 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal

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.

10.2.2021
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New Case Law publication containing summaries of decisions in the language of the proceedings now published

11.1.2021
Oral proceedings before the Boards of Appeal – canteen facilities closed

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

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