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Policy for news items on the epi website

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Practical considerations around MyEPO/fee Changes 1 April 2024

April 19, 2024

European patent attorneys and supporting staff should be informed of important changes, relating to the EPO’s online systems, and also fee arrangements.
Detailed references are given at the foot of this article but a couple of key points are summarised here by John Gray, Chair of epi’s Online Communications Committee.


Our First Podcast Episode is Live!

April 11, 2024

We are thrilled to share that the debut episode of our podcast, Insight epi, is now available for your listening pleasure!


Survey on the Case Law Book

March 13, 2024

The Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (“Case Law Book”) is now in its 10th edition and for the first time in a digital format only.


Navigating the EQE format changes with epi

March 07, 2024

Dear EQE Candidates and epi members!

Are you wondering how the recent format changes in the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) impact your journey (or your trainees’ journey) to becoming a qualified European Patent Attorney?


epi publishes its Position Paper on NGT Plant Patenting Proposal of the European Parliament

February 28, 2024

epi expresses significant concerns regarding the proposed exclusion of plants from patentability which was inserted by way of amendments into the pending proposal of Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques.