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7.3 Guidelines for Examination 2016
  • 7.3 Guidelines for Examination 2016

  • The Guidelines for Examination give instructions on the practice and procedure to be followed in the various aspects of the examination of European applications and patents in accordance with the European Patent Convention and its Implementing Regulations.
  • English, French, German




Price: EUR 94


7.4.1 Set of Ancillary regulations and EPC
  • 7.4.1 Set of Ancillary regulations and EPC

  • Set of Ancillary regulations to the EPC and the 16th edition of European Patent Convention.
  • Trilingual

Price: EUR 148


7.2 EPC

Price 2016: EUR 89

Price 2013: EUR 82

Price 2010: EUR 58

Price 2007: EUR 41

Price 2006: EUR 37


7.4 Ancillary Regulations to the EPC - new !
  • 7.4 Ancillary Regulations to the EPC - new !

  • Ancillary regulations together with the EPC provide a handy but comprehensive overview of current European patent law.
  • Trilingual
    • More information

      Available spec. editions of the OJ:
      • Edition 2016 - No. 4 OJ 2016 - new !
      • Edition 2010 - No. 1 OJ 2010

Price 2016: EUR 95

Price 2010: EUR 76

Postage included


7.5 Full set of the Case Law
  • 7.5 Full set of the Case Law

  • Set of three language versions of the Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office
  • Trilingual
    • More information

      Available editions:
      • 8th edition 2016 -  new !
      • 7th edition 2013

Price 2016: EUR 192

Price 2013: EUR 183


7.5 Case Law - 8th edition
  • 7.5 Case Law - 8th edition

  • Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office
    Description of Board of Appeal activities and summary of the case law developed until 2015.
  • English, French, German




Price: EUR 87


40.2 Guide for applicants - new !
  • 40.2 Guide for applicants - new !

  • How to get a European patent (EPC 2000)
  • English, French, German




free of charge


40.3 Euro-PCT Guide: PCT procedure at the EPO - new !
  • 40.3 Euro-PCT Guide: PCT procedure at the EPO - new !

  • International phase and entry into the European phase (Guide for applicants)
  • English, French, German




free of charge

The PDF version of the Euro-PCT Guide has been updated and now reflects the status on 1 January 2016.


7.3 Guidelines 2015 - EPC2000
  • 7.3 Guidelines 2015 - EPC2000

  • The Guidelines for Examination give instructions on the practice and procedure to be followed in the various aspects of the examination of European applications and patents in accordance with the European Patent Convention and its Implementing Regulations.
  • English, French, German




Price: EUR 69


1.5.1 Case Law from the Contracting States to the EPC
  • 1.5.1 Case Law from the Contracting States to the EPC

  • These publications contain summaries of interesting decisions handed down by the courts of the contracting states to the EPC between 2004 and 2014, providing a valuable overview of European national case law on substantive patent law issues in the three official languages of the EPO.
  • Trilingual

Price 2015: EUR 67

Price 2011: EUR 53

Postage included

The special editions of the Official Journal are the successor to the European National Patent Decisions Report (1st edition, 2004)


7.3 Guidelines 2014 - EPC2000
  • 7.3 Guidelines 2014 - EPC2000

  • The Guidelines for Examination give instructions on the practice and procedure to be followed in the various aspects of the examination of European applications and patents in accordance with the European Patent Convention and its Implementing Regulations.
  • English, French, German




Price: EUR 80


7.5 Case Law - 7th edition
  • 7.5 Case Law - 7th edition

  • Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office
    Description of Board of Appeal activities and summary of the case law developed until 2012.
  • English, French, German




Price: EUR 78


1.5 Case Law - special edition of OJ
  • 1.5 Case Law - special edition of OJ

  • EPO Board of Appeal Case Law
    Description of board of appeal activities and summary of the case law developed in one year.
  • Trilingual

Price 2013: EUR 64

Price 2012: EUR 52

Price 2010: EUR 56

Price 2009: EUR 58

Postage included


40.1 National law relating to the EPC
  • 40.1 National law relating to the EPC

  • 17th Edition - law and practice of the EPC contracting states  

free of charge

The new 17th edition is available online only!


7.4 Ancillary Regulations
  • 7.4 Ancillary Regulations

  • Ancillary Regulations to the EPC 1973
  • English, French, German




Price: EUR 47


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9.3 California Management Review
  • 9.3 California Management Review

  • Special issue on Intellectual property management.
    The 10 case studies analyse the use of IP by industry in detail, examining the benefits and dangers faced when making decisions on IP.
  • English

free of charge


9.2 Partners in patents for 30 years
  • 9.2 Partners in patents for 30 years

  • EPO-SIPO symposium: Users' opportunities in the evolving global patent system. Chinese IP representatives and European experts from industry and the patent world met to share their experiences.
  • English

free of charge


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8.7 Due process for European Patenting
  • 8.7 Due process for European Patenting

  • EPOscript Volume 7
  • English

Price: EUR 58


8.6 Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Litigation
  • 8.6 Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Litigation

  • EPOscript Volume 6
  • English

Price: EUR 30


8.5 Principles of Procedure in European Patent Law
  • 8.5 Principles of Procedure in European Patent Law

  • EPOscript Volume 5
  • English

Price: EUR 40


8.4 Enabling Biotechnological Inventions in Europe and the United States
  • 8.4 Enabling Biotechnological Inventions in Europe and the United States

  • EPOscript Volume 4
  • English

Price: EUR 49


8.3 Utilisation of patent protection in Europe
  • 8.3 Utilisation of patent protection in Europe

  • EPOscript Volume 3
  • English, French, German




Price: EUR 23


8.2 10th anniversary of trilateral co-operation
  • 8.2 10th anniversary of trilateral co-operation

  • symposium proceedings,
    EPOscript Volume 2
  • English

Price: EUR 21


8.1 Genetic Engineering - the new challenge
  • 8.1 Genetic Engineering - the new challenge

  • Eposium 1992
    EPOscript Volume 1
  • English

Price: EUR 29


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