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epi Informationepi publishes a quarterly journal. Its primary objective is to inform members of epi's current activities.

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Deadline for epi Information 3|2020: 13 July 2020

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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.

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May 18, 2020

Enlarged Board of Appeal Issues Opinion in Referral G 3/19

On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged Board of Appeal issued its opinion regarding the referral in case G 3/19 (Pepper). Explicitly abandoning its earlier decisions in cases G 2/12 (Tomatoes II) and G 2/13 (Broccoli II), it held that plants and animal products exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes are not patentable.

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May 08, 2020

Experience from a Mock ViCo Oral Proceedings [updated May 13, 2020]

On Tuesday 5th May, four epi members (David Brophy, Bart van Wezenbeek, John Gray and Chris Mercer) took part in a recorded mock opposition division oral proceedings by videoconference.
The recorded mock OP module is now online!

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