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Report from Council meeting (C92) that took place on 7th May 2022

May 07, 2022

epi C92 Council meeting took place on 7th May 2022 in presence in Munich.


Open public consultation launched by the European Commission on patents and standards

May 03, 2022

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on patents and standards.

All epi members are encouraged to take the opportunity to provide their views to the European Commission on these matters.


World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2022

April 19, 2022

In 2000, WIPO’s member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World IP Day with the aim to increasing general understanding of IP.


Videoconference oral proceedings before opposition divisions to continue until the end of 2022

April 07, 2022

By a decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 4 April 2022 the EPO has extended the pilot project for oral proceedings by videoconference before opposition divisions until 31 December 2022.


Distance learning course on Life of a patent - registration deadline prolonged to 4 April!

March 28, 2022

Have you ever thought about all the things to take into account before drafting and filing a patent application up to the last step of the grant process? Join our distance learning course on Life of a patent. The official course start is 4 April 2022.