Annual subscription for 2024
Council adopted at C 96 the decision to set the annual subscription for 2024 at EUR 250.
Further details can be found here:
Current vacancies at the epi Secretariat in Munich
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.
December 04, 2023
As all members should be aware, the EPO is phasing out smart card access and closing other familiar services during 2024.
These closures begin to take effect from 1 January 2024. Transition to the new systems requires planning & training by users.
November 30, 2023
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
During the first day of its meeting in Malmö (Sweden), epi Council elected a new Board.Details
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