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CJEU Decides on Damages under the IPR Enforcement Directive

September 13, 2019

The final decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in case C-688/17 was issued on 12 September 2019. The epi Litigation Committee has been following this referral from the Hungarian court with interest as it relates to the interpretation of compensation for defendants under Art 9(7) of the IPR Enforcement Directive (2004/48/EC).


epi preparation courses for the EQE

September 03, 2019

Activities provided by epi to assist all EQE candidates to better prepare themselves for the pre-examination and the main examination of the EQE. The preparation courses for the EQE are open for registration.


Overview on Ratification of the UPC Agreement, Update 2 September 2019

September 02, 2019

Before the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) can enter into force, it needs to be ratified by 13 Member States, including Germany, France and the UK (Art 89(1) UPCA).


New Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

August 27, 2019

epi members will be well advised to review their pending cases and submit any new requests, evidence or arguments before the end of this year. Though the new RPBA are, by and large, a codification of the stricter side of the case-law of the Boards of Appeal, it must be expected that the risk that new matter will be excluded will sharply increase.


European Inventor Award 2020 - Call for Nominations

August 09, 2019

epi kindly invites you to nominate your inventors for the 2020 Award before the deadline of 30 September 2019