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November 29, 2021

Opposition oral proceedings by VICO to continue to 31 May 2022

In a notice from the EPO dated 24 November 2021 the EPO announced an extension of the pilot for oral proceedings in opposition by videoconference to 31 May 2022.


November 19, 2021

Austrian Parliament decides to ratify UPC Protocol on Provisional Application

Today, the Austrian Nationalrat (lower Chamber of the Austrian Parliament) unanimously decided in favour of ratifying the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on Provisional Application (PPA).


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 the end of the year. 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.