Saturday, 10 July 2010

Publish Or Perish (ctd.)

Some time ago, we have seen that the Board of appeals have published a lot more decisions in 2009 than in 2008. What are the tendencies for 2010 ? Here is a first status report (click to enlarge):

During the first half of 2010, the number of publications was generally higher than in 2008 and 2009. However, things appear to have slowed down a bit by now. Will we go beyond 2000 published decisions in 2010 ? I guess not, but bets are still being accepted.

NB: The numbers are not precise to the last digit as the Boards sometimes publish decisions twice and also publish translations (for the decisions published in the Official Journal) separately.

Please note that what is counted here is the number of decisions made available on the DG3 site and not the number of decisions taken by the Boards.