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Goodbye Skype, Hello Zoom, for EPO oral proceedings before the Examining Division, Receiving Section and Legal Division from 1 October 2021

June 25, 2021

The EPO has announced here that with effect from 1 October 2021, all oral proceedings before the Receiving Section, the Legal Division and the Examining Divisions will be held exclusively by Zoom.
The EPO has decided to decommission Skype for Business as of 1 October 2021.

Any OPs already scheduled to take place via Skype for Business will thus be converted to Zoom as of that date.

Members will be familiar with Zoom from oral proceedings before the Opposition Division.

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