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A fresh look at procedural aspects of appeal proceedings seminar in Oslo

February 20, 2023

We are pleased to offer the first on-site event of this series in 2023 at NIPO in Oslo which provides an intensive and practical overview of the law, the jurisprudence, and their relevance to you in proceedings before the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.


Germany ratifies the UPC Agreement

February 17, 2023

Today, 17 February 2023, Germany has ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (see here).


Amendment of the EPC Rules to Support Digital Transformation

January 25, 2023

epi received this week a request from the EPO to provide proposals for amending the EPC Rules.

The EPO wants epi to send in any proposals by 15th February.


Roadshow on the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court

January 24, 2023

Meet our epi experts at the UP/UPC roadshow in the following cities
• 7 February 2023, Milan
• 16 February 2023, Vienna
• 2 March 2023, Paris


Seminar series: ‘A fresh look at procedural aspects of appeal proceedings’ supported by the EPO

January 18, 2023

Register now for the successful epi seminar series in 2023 supported by the EPO.
• 29 March 2023, Oslo
• 27 June 2023, Düsseldorf
• 27 September 2023, London
• 22 November 2023, Madrid