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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.


Webinar on entitlement to priority - recording available now

November 28, 2018

Are you sure that priority is validly claimed? Get the legal perspective and watch the recording of the webinar about the requirements and case law on entitlement to priority. The presentation is given by Ms Britta Kley, lawyer at the European Patent Office, which will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by Mr Chris Mercer, epi.
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epi and EPO to Cooperate on Quality Management Process

November 16, 2018

The new President of the EPO, Mr Campinos, has expressed that the EPO wishes to start a further dialogue on the quality management process at the EPO with the European Patent Attorneys.
He has invited epi thereto, as the standing representation of European Patent Attorneys before the EPO.