Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Publish or Perish

Those who want to stay up-to-date on EPC caselaw know that the EPO publishes more and more decisions. I wanted to quantify this impression and made a graphic comparison of the 2008 and 2009 publication figures. Here is the result :

On September 14, 2009, the EPO has already published 1354 decisions, which is more than during the whole year 2008 (1325 decisions). If this trend continues (and there is no obvious reasons why it should not), one may expect quite impressive figures for the whole year 2009.