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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).


News

January 25, 2022

Delaying EP grant in the light of the forthcoming introduction of the Unitary Patent

In a notice from the EPO dated 22 December 2021 the EPO announced the decision of the President to give applicants the possibility to request that the issuance of the decision to grant a European patent be delayed so that the mention of the grant is published in the European Patent Bulletin on or immediately after the date of entry into force of the UPCA in order to allow the registration of unitary effect for that European patent.

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January 25, 2022

The forthcoming introduction of the Unitary Patent and filing early requests for unitary effect

In a notice from the EPO dated 22 December 2021 the EPO announced that it will accept early requests for unitary effect as of the date of deposit of Germany's instrument of ratification of the UPCA.

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epi meetings in view of the Covid-19 situation

(Update 15 November 2021)

Since the outbreak of coronavirus epi has taken measures to ensure the health of our staff and our members and in the same time to continue to fulfil the support for the Presidium, Board, Council and epi Committees and all our epi members.

In view of the present sanitary situation in Bavaria, the Presidium decided to request all epi bodies, committees, sub-committees and working groups to plan virtual meetings until further notice. Much to our regret, the epi meeting rooms will also not be available for our members.

The Presidium hopes that the situation will improve and allow a return to the normal sooner rather than later.