The procedural rules in appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office

Cees Mulder*, Marcus Müller

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional


The book chapter examines the case law of the boards of appeal of the European Patent Office on procedural aspects of appeal proceedings. In particular, it elaborates on the role and function of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal and shows their impact on the decisions of the boards. The chapter takes a procedural angle on the question of how IP law is applied on a European level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntellectual property and the judiciary
EditorsChristophe Geiger, Craig Allen Nard, Xavier Seuba
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781788113076
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

Publication series

SeriesEuropean Intellectual Property Institutes Network Series


  • European Patent Office
  • Boards of Appeal
  • Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

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