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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office


EQE 2020 cancelled

March 04, 2020

EPO Online Filing – Problem filing applications without fee payment

February 13, 2020

Some members have reported problems filing European patent applications and oppositions via Online Filing (eOLF), particularly where no fees are to be paid with the filing.


Distance learning course on Life of a patent - register now!

February 07, 2020

Have you ever thought about all the things to take into account before drafting and filing a patent application up to the last step of the grant process? Join our distance learning course on Life of a patent. Register now until 20 March. The official course start is 1 April 2020.


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of German attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys with European Patent Attorneys is unnecessarily restrictive, out-of-date and not in compliance with the law.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.