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Revised examination schedule for 2021 e-EQE

October 09, 2020

The examination schedule for the EQE 2021 has been revised (see here). The main change concerns papers A and B which will be sat on different days.


Oral proceedings before examination and opposition divisions and Boards of Appeal

July 29, 2020

The EPO issued a notice on 29 July, essentially postponing all oral proceedings in opposition scheduled until 31 December 2020 unless held by videoconference.
On the same day, the Boards of Appeal also issued a notice containing important measures that are different from those decided by the EPO.


Oral proceedings before the Enlarged Board of Appeal in case G1/19

July 20, 2020

On 15 July 2020, the Enlarged Board of Appeal held oral proceedings in case G1/19, relating to the patentability of computer-implemented methods involving simulations.


Council elects the Board

July 08, 2020

Initially scheduled to take place in Glasgow on 11th and 12th May 2020, epi C88 Council meeting was eventually held on 29th June 2020 by video conference.


Considerations about the training of EQE candidates during the Covid-19 crisis

June 26, 2020

This article is intended for publication in epi Information. It is made available in advance on the epi website as a courtesy to our members.