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EQE candidates: Results of the European qualifying examination (EQE) 2019

June 19, 2019

The EQE candidates have now the possibility to see their results of the EQE 2019 on the EPO website.
For your convenience here the link to the results.

Congratulations on passing the exam!


epi "Case Law" seminar in Stockholm on 12 September - registration is open!

June 11, 2019

The "Case Law" seminar provides you with an overview of the most recent key decisions and developments in the EPO’s board of appeal case law.
Get an overview of the most recent key decisions and developments.


EPO poster on Recent Procedural Changes

May 21, 2019

Every year, the EPO (Patent Procedures Management | Directorate 1.3.2) produces a poster with a summary of the procedural changes that occurred during the last year or already planned for the future.


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.