EPO: Annual report 2020 of the Board of Appeal

Date : 12/04/2021 – Source :  Office européen des brevetsLien

The Annual Report 2020 of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office was published today . It is available in English, French and German on the Boards’ website.

The annual reports of the Boards of Appeal provide information and detailed statistics on the Boards. They also describe general developments in the Boards during the preceding year.

Despite the temporary disruption of oral proceedings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boards of Appeal reduced in 2020 the number of pending cases by 10.3% and the time for settling 90% of cases by five months.

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