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EQE online workshops paper A and B

October 21, 2020

Start now with your preparation for the EQE 2021!
epi prepared EQE online Workshops for paper A and B. Both workshops are exclusively accessible for epi Students.


epi Students: paper DI - Advanced questions

October 16, 2020

epi supports epi Students preparing for 2021 EQE Paper D with a set of 50 new legal questions


Revised examination schedule for 2021 e-EQE

October 09, 2020

The examination schedule for the EQE 2021 has been revised (see here). The main change concerns papers A and B which will be sat on different days.


Oral proceedings before examination and opposition divisions and Boards of Appeal

July 29, 2020

The EPO issued a notice on 29 July, essentially postponing all oral proceedings in opposition scheduled until 31 December 2020 unless held by videoconference.
On the same day, the Boards of Appeal also issued a notice containing important measures that are different from those decided by the EPO.


Oral proceedings before the Enlarged Board of Appeal in case G1/19

July 20, 2020

On 15 July 2020, the Enlarged Board of Appeal held oral proceedings in case G1/19, relating to the patentability of computer-implemented methods involving simulations.