Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property


Comparative Law Resources: Europe

Patent Law


European Patent Convention is available at:


Examination Guidelines are available at:

Office Case Law

Decisions by the EPO Board of Appeal are available at:

Secondary Authorities

  • 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)

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