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Policy for news items on the epi website

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Cooperation meeting with the delegation of the PECC Tianjin of SIPO (Munich, 27th September 2016)

September 28, 2016

epi’s Vice President, Ms Gabriele Leissler-Gerstl, hosted a 6-headed delegation of the PECC Tianjin of SIPO (Patent Examination Cooperation Center of the Chinese Patent Office).


Fraud Warning

September 22, 2016

We have been kindly notified by some of our members about a fraudulent practice. A company under the name “BTK Ltd.” sends letters to professional representatives threatening to file an opposition against a client’s patent unless a certain amount of money is transferred to the indicated bank account. Please be careful in this respect and feel free to inform us if you receive any similar correspondence


Recent developments at the EPO

September 20, 2016

Three presentations from the latest SACEPO meeting are now available for our members (after login) in the Documents/Member section of the epi website. They cover recent developments at the EPO, in particular the so-called « Early Certainty ».


Results of the Belgian constituency for the elections to the epi Council from non-unitary to unitary method of voting

September 20, 2016

The epi members from Belgium have voted whether they shall switch from a non-unitary to unitary method of voting when electing its members of the epi Council.


Election to Council 2017

September 19, 2016

At the beginning of 2017, the Council of the European Patent Institute is due to be elected for its new term. The mailing of the nomination form will sent out by 1st October 2016. We hereby provide you with a detailed overview of all the relevant deadlines for submission and receipt of the nomination documents.