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epi view on EQE March 2020 cancellation
UPDATE: Letter to EPO
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) came into existence pursuant to the European Patent Convention (EPC).
Measures for epi meetings in view of Covid-19 situationThe Board of the European Patent Institute is closely monitoring the spread of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Europe. Following discussions at the last Board meeting on 26th February, the Board came to the conclusion to implement precautionary measures regarding epi meetings in the next couple of months. All Committee meetings with attendance up to 20 persons should be conducted via videoconferencing. Regarding the 88th Council meeting, the Board will communicate a decision on 6 April in view of the situation and available information at that time. Registration to the 88th Council meeting will be possible only after that date and flights should be booked only after that communication.
Update:The EPPC and PEC meeting scheduled for end of March have both been cancelled.
Seminars on Opposition & Appeal The Hague (17 March), Case Law Prague (17 April) and Zurich (15 May) and Life of a patent Ljubljana (23-24 April) are cancelled until further notice.
March 20, 2020
This morning the German Federal Constitutional Court (“Bundesverfassungsgericht”) issued a long-awaited judgment on a complaint filed against the German legislation implementing the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement.
March 13, 2020
Information from the epi President
epi receives numerous messages from members who have been refused a postponement of oral proceedings or transfer to videoconference. If you are affected, please do not hesitate to send a new request, explaining that the situation has changed and is changing.