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Oral proceedings in opposition – extension of ViCo pilot project

May 21, 2021

In the wake of oral proceedings in case G1/21, the President of the EPO has announced (see here) that the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions, initially set to run until 14 September 2021, is further extended to run until 31 January 2022.


Webinar on IP Licensing

May 18, 2021

Find out how to set up and execute a licensing program in our upcoming webinar with Tony Tangena on 14 June 2021.


Council elects new Secretary General and welcomes Executive Director

May 08, 2021

epi C90 Council meeting took place on 8 May 2021 by videoconference.

A total of 160 members attended the meeting.


Correction to the By-Laws published on 01.02.21

May 06, 2021

The epi Council approved the recruitment of an Executive Director at the Council meeting C86 and approved the amendments to the corresponding epi regulations at the Council meeting C87 including a transitional provision which conferred to the Presidium the competence to determine the date of entry into force of the new provisions.


epi files a further amicus curiae brief in case G1/21 - ViCo oral proceedings

April 29, 2021

Following its filing of a preliminary brief on 12 April 2021, which addressed the composition of the panel of the Enlarged Board of Appeal dealing with the reference under case G 1/21, the epi has filed on 27 April 2021 a substantive brief dealing with the referred question itself.