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epi Annual Report 2022

We are pleased to inform our members that the Annual Report 2022 is now available on the epi website.

epi Annual Report 2022

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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).

Due to maintenance work there may be problems with the accessibility of individual areas on the epi website on 04 June 2023.

We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Committee Elections 2023 - Nomination phase is open from 17 May to 11 September

Dear epi members,
Please be advised that the nomination phase for Committee Elections 2023 is open.
Further information is available here after login.


May 30, 2023

EPO digital transformation – important changes are coming for all users

Next year, 2024, will see several important changes for users of the EPO’s online systems.


May 25, 2023

Update on UPC and CMS issues

epi has voiced concerns with the Administrative Committee of the UPC about the problems encountered by CMS users struggling to successfully complete opt-out requests.


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.

Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

The Institute and its members offer their deepest sympathy to our colleagues in Türkiye and to all those affected by the deadly earthquake that has struck the eastern Mediterranean region.