D Young & Co publishes third edition of “EPO Board of Appeal Decisions” book

It is with great pleasure that we present the third edition of our book of decisions from the European Patent Office (EPO) Boards of Appeal.

Building on earlier editions of this book, the selected Board of Appeal decisions have been chosen on the basis of many years of experience in arguing cases before the EPO. In general, they represent some of the most useful and frequently cited decisions used by D Young & Co’s patent group during both our defence of and opposition to European patents.

This guide is not only intended as a tool for advocacy. The passages chosen also illustrate some of the fundamental tenets of EPC law and practice. This book has a general applicability for all IP professionals, in addition to those with exposure to or a general interest in IP. We hope that this publication will be of use in your day-to-day practice.

In this third edition we have included a number of additional cases and an updated section on the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. We have also included a new section on oral proceedings being held by videoconference (ViCo).

The book was written and co-edited by members of our biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals patent group - Charles Harding (Partner), Antony Latham (Senior Associate), Matthew Gallon (Technical Assistant) and Rachel Bateman (Partner).

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We have published this edition in three popular ebook fixed formats - epub, mobi and pdf. There is no cost to download the book. Our hope is that this will allow readers to access the book conveniently, whatever their location or preferred digital reading platform.

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About the D Young & Co patent group

D Young & Co has one of the most respected and largest patent teams in Europe, providing a full range of patent services including patent drafting, filing and prosecution, and representing clients at oppositions and appeals. Attorneys are highly qualified in a broad range of technological fields and often either worked in industry or with in-house legal departments and so have a truly commercial perspective:

About D Young & Co

D Young & Co is a leading intellectual property law firm with offices in London, Munich and Southampton. Clients are diverse and international, including academic institutions, blue-chip and global organisations, research institutes, start-up companies and SMEs, and spanning all industry sectors and technologies. The firm is ranked as a top tier IP firm by The Legal 500, Chambers UK, World Trade Mark Review (WTR 1000), IAM Patent 1000, IP Stars (Managing IP) and the Financial Times.