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JUVE Patent Publishes Article on epi Position

January 14, 2020

The epi is of the opinion that the current prohibition of professional partnership of German attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys with European Patent Attorneys is unnecessarily restrictive, out-of-date and not in compliance with the law. It contradicts the need for interdisciplinary services felt by both clients and members of the professions involved. The article by JUVE Patent provides a useful summary of the problem illustrated with examples from actual practice experienced by epi members.


Article in epi Information Raises Discussions in Blogs

January 13, 2020

An article published in epi Information 04/2019 has triggered some interesting discussions in Internet blogs. The article concerns the issue of novelty of selected sub-ranges, in particular regarding purposive selection.


IP Conference(s) in Cambodia, 28 and 30 January 2020

December 17, 2019

The EPO announces a Conference on Intellectual Property (The validation on demand of European patents) co-organised by the Cambodian Ministry of Industry and Handicraft and the European Patent Office with the support of EuroCham Cambodia, to be held in Phnom Penh on 28 January 2020, and in Siem Reap on 30 January 2020.

epi members are kindly invited to attend one or both of the Conferences.


Life of a patent seminar - register now for Lisbon

December 09, 2019

Do you like to refresh your EPC knowledge and skills or are you new in the profession? Then start the new year with a 2-day seminar on "Life of a patent" from 23-24 January 2020 in Lisbon. The successful seminar series on "Life of a patent" is generally composed in four parts. We are starting with the first two parts "Pre-drafting" and "Drafting".


Pre-examination 2021 - Compulsory registration

December 06, 2019

Candidates who have already been admitted to the EQE (pre- or main examination) are already registered and therefore do not need to register again even if they have not yet sat an examination paper.

Enrolment to the pre-examination 2021 will only be possible for candidates who have registered by 15 January 2020 at the latest.