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

2018

15.10.2018
Communication de la Grande Chambre de recours concernant la procédure G 1/18

Conformément à l'article 112(1)b) CBE, le Président de l'Office européen des brevets a soumis à la Grande Chambre de recours la question de droit suivante : Lorsque la formation d'un recours et/ou la taxe de paiement [ 1 ] ont lieu après l'expiration du délai de deux mois prévu à l'article 108 CBE, le recours est-il irrecevable ou réputé non formé, et la taxe de recours doit-elle être remboursée ?

11.10.2018
Oral proceedings in case T 1063/18 on 5 December 2018

The proceedings in case T 1063/18 concern the appeal of the patent applicant against the decision of an examining division to refuse the European patent application No. 12 756 468.0 (publication No. EP 2 753 168) for the sole reason that the claimed subject-matter falls within the exception to patentability according to Article 53(b) and Rule 28(2) EPC

9.10.2018
User consultation conference on the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

At the "User consultation conference", users of the system will have the opportunity to hear presentations and panel discussions on the revised public draft of the RPBA.

25.6.2018
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal – ref. No. G 1/18

The President of the European Patent Office has referred a point of law concerning the interpretation of Article 108 EPC to the Enlarged Board of Appeal.

18.4.2018
Boards of Appeal Annual report 2017 is published today

The Boards of Appeal increased their performance in 2017. The number of technical cases settled increased by 2.5%, and the number of technical cases on which the Boards started work rose by 12.4% (in terms of first communications issued).

2017

18.12.2017
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.

15.12.2017
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.

9.10.2017
Nouveau site Internet des chambres de recours de l'Office européen des brevets

Il permet d'accéder facilement à la base de données contenant les décisions de la Grande Chambre de recours, de la chambre de recours juridique et des chambres de recours techniques, ainsi qu'aux textes importants relatifs à la procédure de recours, tels que le règlement de procédure des chambres de recours (RPCR).

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