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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).

Please note that due to a Public Holiday (Corpus Christi) the epi Secretariat is closed on Thursday, 8 June 2023.

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.


June 07, 2023

Webinar: Unity of Invention

Join our webinar on Thursday 15 June 2023. Learn about the most recent changes in the Guidelines concerning the EPO’s practice together with some tips on how professional representatives can handle these objections or try to avoid them.


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.


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.