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Annual Subscription 2023

Please note that the annual subscription invoices have been sent per e-mail.

The different payment options can be found here.

Election to Council 2023

Election to Council 2023

Ballot letters sent to epi members

Ballot letters delayed due to cyberattack and strikes.

Voting possible until 8 March 2023.


epi Informationepi publishes a quarterly journal to inform the members of epi's current activities.

Current issue

Deadline for epi Information 1|2023: 15 February 2023

Key Information

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Das Institut der beim Europäischen Patentamt zugelassenen Vertreter (epi) wurde gemäß dem Europäischen Patentübereinkommen (EPÜ) durch Bestimmungen, die vom Verwaltungsrat des Europäischen Patentamtes beschlossen wurden, gegründet.

Election to epi Council 2023

Postponement of the deadline for voting until 8 March 2023

Dear epi members,

We have become aware that in many countries the letters with the voting codes for the election of epi Council 2023 have not yet been received. Yesterday 2 February 2023 the epi Board held an emergency meeting to deal with this exceptional situation.

The Chair of the Electoral Committee updated the Board about the status of the delivery of the letters. Subsequently, the Board discussed possible ways to proceed on the basis of the current information and several options jointly proposed by the Electoral Committee and the By-Laws Committee.

As a result, the Electoral Committee will accept votes until 8 March 2023 on the basis of Rule 15.5 of the Rules for Election of Council. The epi Board will convene another emergency Board meeting on 10 February 2023 to review the situation and decide further possible measures.

It is important for us to know that the letters are finally being received. The best way to let us know is to vote - please do so!


January 25, 2023

Amendment of the EPC Rules to Support Digital Transformation

epi received this week a request from the EPO to provide proposals for amending the EPC Rules.

The EPO wants epi to send in any proposals by 15th February.


January 24, 2023

Roadshow on the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court

Meet our epi experts at the UP/UPC roadshow in the following cities
• 7 February 2023, Milan
• 16 February 2023, Vienna
• 2 March 2023, Paris