Accessing court decisions on patents across Europe with ECLI

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European Case Law Identifier sitemap

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The European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) sitemap makes it easier to access and reference decisions of the EPO’s boards of appeal.

ECLI is a human-readable and machine-processable code that can be assigned to decisions from any national or European court. It is a unique identifier that can be used to search six million decisions from a multitude of jurisdictions across Europe via the European e-Justice Portal. The EPO offers a dedicated sitemap referencing all EPO board of appeal decisions.

You can use the ECLI sitemap to:

  • reference a decision of the EPO’s boards of appeal
  • integrate it into existing search systems to access the decisions of the boards of appeal

The sitemap for EPO board of appeal decisions is updated daily. It can be downloaded free-of-charge.

The terms and conditions of use for the website apply.

Coverage

The ECLI sitemap covers all the decisions of the EPO's boards of appeal.

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