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News Policy

Policy for news items on the epi website

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An era comes to an end: No 10-days rule any more

November 01, 2023

Information of the President of epi, Peter R. Thomsen, to all epi members


Webinar recording “Goodbye, ten-day rule” is available now!

October 20, 2023

The recorded webinar “Goodbye, ten-day rule” (Francis Leyder, supported by Heike Vogelsang-Wenke) is now available on epi-learning!


Seminar: Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in Athens

October 12, 2023

We are pleased to announce the first epi Seminar in Greece on 7 November 2023!


Title: decisions G1/22 and G2/22 are out

October 10, 2023

The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) today issued its decision in consolidated cases G 1/22 and G 2/22.


Transitional regime for divisional applications with sequence listings

October 04, 2023

We are pleased to attach a letter from Mr Ernst, Vice-President DG5, in response to the concerns raised by epi concerning the implementation of WIPO Standard ST.26, in particular concerning divisional applications containing sequence listings.