Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property

 

Comparative Law Resources: Europe

Patent Law

Statutes

European Patent Convention is available at:
http://www.european-patent-office.org/legal/epc/index.html

Regulations

Examination Guidelines are available at:
http://www.european-patent-office.org/guidelines/english/index.htm

Office Case Law

Decisions by the EPO Board of Appeal are available at:
http://legal.european-patent-office.org/dg3/updates/index.htm

Secondary Authorities

Treatise
  • Revised and Edited by Raph Lunzer, Singer: The European Patent Convention (Sweet & Maxwell) (ISBN 0-421-52540-1)
  • Gerald Paterson, The European Patent System (Sweet & Maxwell) (ISBN 0-421-430508)
  • European Patent Office, Case Law of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (3rd edition 1998) (ISBN 3-89605-025-7)

Last updated 6/13/2013