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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.

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  • Edition 2015 - The update of the Guidelines will enter into force on 1 November 2015. - new !


Price: EUR 69


40.3 Euro-PCT Guide: PCT procedure at the EPO

40.3 Euro-PCT Guide: PCT procedure at the EPO

International phase and entry into the European phase (Guide for applicants)

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  • Edition 2015

The PDF version of the Euro-PCT Guide has been updated and now reflects the status on 1 January 2015.



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40.2 Guide for applicants

40.2 Guide for applicants

How to get a European patent (EPC 2000)

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  • Edition 2015


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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.

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  • trilingual
  • Editions 2011 - 2015

Price 2015: EUR 67

Price 2011: EUR 53

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


7.2 EPC

7.2 EPC

European Patent Convention

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Price 2013: EUR 82

Price 2010: EUR 58

Price 2007: EUR 41

Price 2006: EUR 37


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.

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  • Edition 2014 - Applicable as of 1 November 2014.


Price: EUR 80


7.3 Guidelines 2013 - EPC2000

7.3 Guidelines 2013 - 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.

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  • Edition 2013 - Applicable as of 20 September 2013.


Price: EUR 66

The price includes the new content and shipping costs only!
Binder is not included.


7.3 Guidelines 2013 - EPC2000 / B

7.3 Guidelines 2013 - EPC2000 / B

The new Guidelines for Examination edition 2013 with binder.

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  • Edition 2013 - Applicable as of 20 September 2013.


Price: EUR 89


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.

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  • Edition 2013


Price: EUR 78


7.5 Full set of the Case Law - 7th edition

7.5 Full set of the Case Law - 7th edition

Set of three language versions of the Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office

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  • Edition 2013

Price: EUR 183


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.

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  • Editions 2010 - 2014

Price 2014: EUR 64

Price 2012: EUR 52

Price 2011: EUR 56

Price 2010: EUR 58

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1.5.1 European National Patent Decisions Report

1.5.1 European National Patent Decisions Report



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  • Edition 2004


Price: EUR 39


40.1 National law relating to the EPC

40.1 National law relating to the EPC

16th Edition - law and practice of the EPC contracting states

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  • Edition 2013


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7.4 Ancillary Regulations to the EPC 2000

7.4 Ancillary Regulations to the EPC 2000

Special edition No. 1 OJ 2010

Ancillary regulations together with the 14th edition of the EPC provide a handy but comprehensive overview of current European patent law.

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  • Special edition of the OJ 2010

Price: EUR 76

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7.4 Ancillary Regulations

7.4 Ancillary Regulations

Ancillary Regulations to the EPC 1973

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  • Edition 2007


Price: EUR 47


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California Management Review

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.

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  • Edition 2013

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8.7 Due process for European Patenting

8.7 Due process for European Patenting

EPOscript Volume 7

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  • Edition 2007

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

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  • Edition 2002

Price: EUR 30


8.5 Principles of Procedure in European Patent Law

8.5 Principles of Procedure in European Patent Law

EPOscript Volume 5

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  • Edition 2002

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

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  • Edition 2001

Price: EUR 49


8.3 Utilisation of patent protection in Europe

8.3 Utilisation of patent protection in Europe

EPOscript Volume 3

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  • Edition 1994


Price: EUR 23


8.2 10th anniversary of trilateral co-operation

8.2 10th anniversary of trilateral co-operation

symposium proceedings,
EPOscript Volume 2

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  • Edition 1994

Price: EUR 21


8.1 Genetic Engineering - the new challenge

8.1 Genetic Engineering - the new challenge

Eposium 1992
EPOscript Volume 1

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  • Edition 1992

Price: EUR 29


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