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Publication - Aperçu général sur les procédures de recours selon la CBE

Mercredi 3 Juillet 2013



Publication - Aperçu général sur les procédures de recours selon la CBE

About the book :

The book Overview of the Appeal proceedings according to the EPC is the first concise overview of the procedures before the Boards of Appeal of the EPO written by members of the boards. It is published in English, German and French in a single volume. It is available in paperback form. Details about the ordering can be found on www.htelpublisher.com.

About the content :

The Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office were substantially revised in 2003. These Rules make it clear that the function of the Boards of Appeal is a judicial one, namely the review of the appealed decision. Thereto, the proceedings are essentially in writing and the case must as complete as possible at the early stages. They are more a judicial review of the decision than a continuation of the administrative first instance proceedings, particularly in opposition-appeal. Hence, the appeal proceedings are substantially different from the first instance proceedings, a fact not generally appreciated by parties attending appeal proceedings.

The book provides an easily readable overview of the appeal proceedings, in the three official languages of the European Patent Office, which helps in understanding the nature of the appeal proceedings before the Boards of Appeal.

The book also contains the complete text of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal in the three official languages and an alphabetic index for each language.

Who is it for?

The Overview of the Appeal proceedings according to the EPC is indispensable for patent attorneys and lawyers involved in appeal proceedings before the EPO. It is a reference book both for the practitioner and the trainee.

Authors :

Hugo MEINDERS
The Author is chairman of a Technical Board of Appeal and technically qualified member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal.

Ingo BECKEDORF
The Author is legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal and the Disciplinary Board of Appeal.

Gerard WEISS
The Author is legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal, the Disciplinary Board of Appeal and the Enlarged Board of Appeal.