The Law of 28 March 1984 on patents indicates in Article 25(2) that “the Office shall publish the full text of issued patents. They shall also be published in substance in this compendium....”
The present Compendium meets a legal obligation by providing the public with a summary of descriptions of Belgian patents as well as tables and miscellaneous information.
It is particularly useful for stressing the fact that the required concise summaries included in the “Compendium of patents” does not allow readers to determine the extent of the rights claimed by a patent holder. To do so, you must consult the entire patent text.