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Presentations of the epi Pre-Council Seminar “Inventive step and recent case law at the EPO” (Sofia, 10th May 2019)

May 17, 2019

On the occasion of a pre-Council seminar on “Inventive step and recent case law at the EPO” held on 10th May 2019 in Sofia, epi’s speaker and EPO former director of DG1 Mr Daniel Thomas gave an in-depth presentation on Inventive step and gave an overview on the Case Law of the Boards of Appeal.


Canadian professor seeks interviewees

May 08, 2019

Professor Wissam Aoun, who will be visiting at Oxford University and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition in Munich over the summer of 2019, is examining the nature of patent practice across Europe.

Pr. Aoun is actively seeking individuals who might be interested in participating in this study. Interested attorneys are encouraged to email Pr. Aoun at waoun@uwindsor.ca for more information on participation.


Weekend workshops for epi Students

April 11, 2019

epi weekend workshops: for epi students who have passed the Pre-Exam and are preparing for the main EQE. Depending on the workshop, the tutors will go through the requirements for Papers A, B or the Legal Opinion (known as Part 2) of Paper D. All workshops will be in English and will have a maximum of 20 participants.


New version of the Collection of Decisions entering into force on 1 January 2019 now available

December 21, 2018

The updated version of the Collection of Decisions, including the new set of epi Rules governing the payment of the annual subscription, is already available on the epi website.


Notice from the Examination Secretariat for the European qualifying examination - Compulsory registration prior to first-time enrolment to the EQE

December 04, 2018

Candidates are expected to register shortly after they have started the relevant professional activity. Enrolment to the pre-examination will only be possible for candidates who have registered at the latest by 15 January of the year in which they intend to enrol for the pre-examination, e.g. registration latest by 15.01.2019 for the 2020 pre-examination. Candidates who have not registered by this deadline will not be able to enrol for the pre-examination. Only duly registered candidates can be granted access to the enrolment portal.