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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 9th edition (July 2019) takes account of decisions made available in writing up to the end of December 2018, as well as particularly important ones from the first few months of 2019.

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.

Annual report

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.