Publications of the Boards of Appeal
Case Law of the Boards of Appeal
The most important decisions of the Boards of Appeal are summarised in the book "Case Law of the Boards of Appeal".
This publication provides a compendious overview of the jurisprudence of the Boards of Appeal. The revised and expanded eighth edition (August 2016) takes account of decisions made available in writing up to the end of December 2015, as well as particularly important ones from the first few months of 2016.
Official Journal Supplementary Publications
Between editions of the book "Case law of the Boards of Appeal", updates on important decisions of the Boards are issued as a "Case Law" supplementary publication to the Official Journal of the EPO.
- Board of Appeal and Enlarged Board of Appeal Case Law 2017 (Supplementary publication 3, Official Journal 2018)
(Supplementary publication 3, Official Journal 2018)
An annual report provides detailed statistics on the proceedings before the Boards of Appeal.
Information from the Boards of Appeal
This supplementary publication to the EPO Official Journal contains Rules of Procedure, the business distribution schemes of the Boards of Appeal, and further useful information on the Boards and the appeals procedures.
Case Law from the Contracting States to the EPC
This publication contains summaries of interesting patent decisions handed down by the courts of the contracting states to the EPC. The latest edition covers decisions rendered between 2014 and 2016.