EPO case law: Admissibility of Requests in Appeal Proceedings

According to Art 12 para 4 RPBA, the entire statement of grounds of appeal must be taken into account if and insofar as it relates to the case under appeal and is sufficiently substantiated. Under this provision, however, the Board is also authorised not to admit requests which could have already been submitted in the … >> read more

20.06.2018

EPO case law: Legal Effect of Decisions of the Board of Appeal

Decisions of the BoA become legally binding as soon as issued (“res iudicata”); from this it follows that the rights of the parties and of the persons which are in a legal relationship with the parties with regard to a matter on which a court has made a legally binding decision have been finally determined. … >> read more

13.06.2018

EPO case law: Postal Delivery: negativa non sunt probanda

Although the letters and communications to the party to the proceedings were available to the public by way of electronic file inspection, parties to the proceedings must be able to rely on the EPO complying with the relevant provisions of the EPC regarding postal delivery. At least in order to be heard legally, parties to … >> read more

06.06.2018
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