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Overall Decisions
overall citations
1.G 0009/91455
2.G 0010/91407
3.G 0002/88227
4.G 0001/93186
5.G 0001/03182
6.G 0009/92176
7.G 0002/98173
8.G 0005/83162
9.T 1002/92160
10.T 0939/92157
11.T 0301/87143
12.T 0153/85131
13.T 0409/91131
14.G 0010/93130
15.G 0004/92112
16.T 0219/83103
17.G 0001/99100
18.G 0004/9397
19.T 0641/0096
20.T 0020/8195
citations/year
1.G 0010/9119.31
2.G 0009/9118.36
3.G 0001/0318.11
4.J 0010/0713.68
5.G 0002/9813.4
6.T 0641/008.29
7.G 0001/997.65
8.G 0001/937.2
9.T 0939/927.02
10.T 0258/036.49
11.G 0010/936.37
12.T 0409/916.2
13.G 0001/056
14.G 0005/835.45
15.G 0004/925.17
16.G 0002/885.12
17.G 0004/934.9
18.T 0153/854.81
19.G 0001/044.79
20.G 0002/034.78
most recent
1.T 0853/072010-12-10
2.T 1263/102010-11-25
3.T 1646/092010-11-24
4.T 0893/102010-11-22
5.T 0861/072010-11-18
6.T 1585/052010-11-17
7.T 0740/062010-11-17
8.T 1824/082010-11-16
9.T 0959/092010-11-12
10.T 0871/072010-11-11
11.T 1329/072010-11-11
12.T 1787/082010-11-10
13.T 0319/092010-11-05
14.T 2029/082010-11-04
15.T 1442/092010-11-03
16.T 0943/102010-10-29
17.T 0951/102010-10-29
18.T 0137/092010-10-26
19.T 0271/092010-10-26
20.T 0314/062010-10-26
G-Decisions
overall citations
1.G 0009/91455
2.G 0010/91407
3.G 0002/88227
4.G 0001/93186
5.G 0001/03182
6.G 0009/92176
7.G 0002/98173
8.G 0005/83162
9.G 0010/93130
10.G 0004/92112
11.G 0001/99100
12.G 0004/9397
13.G 0001/8994
14.G 0007/9576
15.G 0004/8874
16.G 0003/8972
17.G 0001/9271
18.G 0001/9570
19.G 0001/9766
20.G 0008/9166
citations/year
1.G 0010/9119.31
2.G 0009/9118.36
3.G 0001/0318.11
4.G 0002/9813.4
5.G 0001/997.65
6.G 0001/937.2
7.G 0010/936.37
8.G 0001/056
9.G 0005/835.45
10.G 0004/925.17
11.G 0002/885.12
12.G 0004/934.9
13.G 0001/044.79
14.G 0002/034.78
15.G 0001/974.59
16.G 0001/064.39
17.G 0007/954.28
18.G 0009/924.08
19.G 0002/044.04
20.G 0001/953.88
most recent
1.G 0004/082010-02-16
2.G 0002/082008-05-21
3.G 0001/052007-06-28
4.G 0001/062007-06-28
5.G 0002/062006-12-05
6.G 0001/042005-12-16
7.G 0003/042005-08-22
8.G 0002/042005-05-25
9.G 0003/032005-01-28
10.G 0003/022004-04-26
11.G 0002/022004-04-26
12.G 0002/032004-04-08
13.G 0001/032004-04-08
14.G 0001/022003-01-22
15.G 0003/992002-02-18
16.G 0001/072001-06-28
17.G 0002/982001-05-31
18.G 0001/992001-04-02
19.G 0004/982000-11-27
20.G 0002/992000-07-12
J-Decisions
overall citations
1.J 0010/0783
2.J 0005/8058
3.J 0002/8654
4.J 0003/8644
5.J 0007/8238
6.J 0003/8731
7.J 0022/8631
8.J 0011/9129
9.J 0027/9029
10.J 0027/9426
11.J 0006/9125
12.J 0032/9523
13.J 0010/8723
14.J 0016/9123
15.J 0013/9021
16.J 0008/8121
17.J 0012/8521
18.J 0015/8520
19.J 0027/8819
20.J 0016/8219
citations/year
1.J 0010/0713.68
2.J 0002/861.88
3.J 0005/801.69
4.J 0003/861.53
5.J 0032/951.52
6.J 0011/911.27
7.J 0003/061.26
8.J 0007/821.18
9.J 0002/011.17
10.J 0027/901.16
11.J 0022/861.1
12.J 0003/871.08
13.J 0027/941.02
14.J 0022/951.01
15.J 0016/911
16.J 0003/010.93
17.J 0015/040.89
18.J 0009/980.88
19.J 0010/980.88
20.J 0013/900.86
most recent
1.J 0010/102010-09-28
2.J 0008/092010-08-23
3.J 0011/092010-08-23
4.J 0012/092010-08-23
5.J 0013/092010-08-23
6.J 0014/092010-08-23
7.J 0001/102010-07-30
8.J 0008/072010-07-01
9.J 0003/092010-05-28
10.J 0010/082009-11-16
11.J 0001/092009-10-06
12.J 0001/082009-09-28
13.J 0016/082009-08-31
14.J 0015/082009-08-18
15.J 0004/092009-07-28
16.J 0014/082009-07-17
17.J 0006/082009-05-27
18.J 0018/082009-04-03
19.J 0004/072008-07-07
20.J 0009/072008-06-30
T-Decisions
overall citations
1.T 1002/92160
2.T 0939/92157
3.T 0301/87143
4.T 0153/85131
5.T 0409/91131
6.T 0219/83103
7.T 0641/0096
8.T 0020/8195
9.T 0201/8394
10.T 0435/9186
11.T 0002/8386
12.T 0012/8184
13.T 0019/9080
14.T 0181/8279
15.T 0666/8973
16.T 0220/8369
17.T 0472/9266
18.T 0270/9066
19.T 0258/0365
20.T 0068/8564
citations/year
1.T 0641/008.29
2.T 0939/927.02
3.T 0258/036.49
4.T 0409/916.2
5.T 0153/854.81
6.T 0190/994.34
7.T 0435/914.27
8.T 0301/874.17
9.T 0507/993.83
10.T 1173/973.73
11.T 0219/833.64
12.T 1002/923.61
13.T 1067/973.54
14.T 0931/953.37
15.T 0201/833.12
16.T 0323/973.09
17.T 0020/812.86
18.T 0002/832.85
19.T 0666/892.84
20.T 0270/902.71
most recent
1.T 0853/072010-12-10
2.T 1263/102010-11-25
3.T 1646/092010-11-24
4.T 0893/102010-11-22
5.T 0861/072010-11-18
6.T 1585/052010-11-17
7.T 0740/062010-11-17
8.T 1824/082010-11-16
9.T 0959/092010-11-12
10.T 0871/072010-11-11
11.T 1329/072010-11-11
12.T 1787/082010-11-10
13.T 0319/092010-11-05
14.T 2029/082010-11-04
15.T 1442/092010-11-03
16.T 0943/102010-10-29
17.T 0951/102010-10-29
18.T 0137/092010-10-26
19.T 0271/092010-10-26
20.T 0314/062010-10-26
W-Decisions
overall citations
1.W 0003/9328
2.W 0006/9022
3.W 0004/9318
4.W 0013/8715
5.W 0011/8915
6.W 0011/9912
7.W 0003/9412
8.W 0004/8511
9.W 0020/0611
10.W 0006/9710
citations/year
1.W 0016/081.78
2.W 0020/061.56
3.W 0003/931.28
4.W 0006/900.91
5.W 0004/930.86
6.W 0011/990.83
7.W 0001/070.73
8.W 0024/060.73
9.W 0017/030.63
10.W 0011/890.6
most recent
1.W 0036/082010-01-20
2.W 0009/092009-11-16
3.W 0003/092009-10-26
4.W 0007/092009-09-15
5.W 0031/072009-09-14
6.W 0008/092009-09-14
7.W 0040/082009-09-02
8.W 0020/082009-09-02
9.W 0035/082009-08-06
10.W 0028/072009-07-23


This information is based on all decisions of the EPO boards of appeal available from the EPO-website since 30 April 1999 and most relevant older decisions that have been cited and a total of 16150 decisions are present in the current dataset. "overall citations" stands for the overall number of other decisions citing this particular decision. "citations/year" stands fro the number of times that this particular decision was cited per year in other decisions. The time in days since the decision date until today is used for calculation. This information may not be complete or correct. Please read the disclaimer below.