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Relaunch of the epi website

September 28, 2015

The epi is very proud to announce the relaunch of its revised website up from 28 September 2015



September 21, 2015

We regret to inform you that Heinz Bardehle passed away on September 10, 2015.


epi Tutorial - NOW MORE FLEXIBLE

September 01, 2015

Get your individual feedback on Pre-examination and papers A/B/C/D whenever you need it during your preparation for the EQE. For further information please visit our Education and Training section.


Unreliable agents

August 24, 2015

Please note that the epi has been made aware that some of our patent attorney firms in Europe have been entrusted with work by one or more unreliable agents from outside Europe. Apparently, the firm was entrusted with a series of applications, but after a while invoices were no longer paid, and applications were transferred away to another European patent attorney firm.


Reform of the Boards of Appeal - epi Response to the User Consultation

August 20, 2015

The following user consultations regarding the Reform of the Boards of Appeal were sent by an official letter from the President of the epi, Mr. Tony Tangena, to the President of the European Patent Institut, Mr. Benoît Battistelli, and the Chairman of the Administrative Council, Mr. Jesper Kongstad, on 29 June 2015.