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The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) came into existence pursuant to the European Patent Convention (EPC).

Committee Elections 2023 - Results were validated by Council at the Council Meeting C96

Dear epi members,
Please be advised that the results of the election are available after login. The results of the general Committees Election have been validated by the Council at the Autumn Council C96 meeting on 11 November 2023.

Results Elections to Committees 2023


November 30, 2023

Amicus Curiae Brief Submitted by epi for Case G 1/23

epi has submitted an amicus curiae brief for Case G 1/23 (availability to the public). A copy of the brief can be found here


November 14, 2023

C96 Pre-Council Seminar on Patent Quality in Europe

On 10 November 2023, in the picturesque city of Ljubljana (Slovenia), epi hosted a seminar titled “ Patent Quality in Europe“.


epi Council elected a new Board at C94

94th Council Meeting

During the first day of its meeting in Malmö (Sweden), epi Council elected a new Board.

Sympathy with Victims of the recent Flood catastrophy in Slovenia, Austria and Croatia

With great consternation and sadness we have heard about the unprecedented catastrophic rainfalls and floods that have effected major part of Slovenia, parts of Austria and Croatia during the last weeks. We would like to express epi’s sympathy with all fatalities and affected people, particularly our members, their families, friends, employees and clients who may have been injured or lost their homes and other valuable belongings.

We hope that the now necessary repair and recovery activities can be finished within the shortest possible period and are looking forward to visit Slovenia to hold our planned C96 Council meeting mid of November 2023 in Ljubljana.

For the epi Presidium
Peter R. Thomsen