27 July 2021PatentsDiego Alonso-Martinez and Wannes Weymiens

Lessons and tips on the EPO’s new rules on admitting evidence in appeals

The European Patent Office’s (EPO) new Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA) 2020 entered into force on January 1, 2020. The RPBA imposed more rigorous restrictions with regard to the admittance of new evidence, objections, arguments and claim requests than under the previous rules (referred to as RPBA 2007).

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