January 2023

Constitutional complaints against the European Patent Office are inadmissible

The Federal Constitutional Court has dismissed as inadmissible several constitutional complaints against decisions of the Technical Boards of Appeal and the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

The appellants, a German partnership and several legal entities from Germany, other EU countries and third countries, had essentially complained that the challenged decisions were based on a general and obvious lack of legal protection and violated fundamental procedural rights.

Further information can be found here.


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