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Learn about the new Rules of Procedure of the BoA at our epi seminar „Opposition & Appeal“ in Munich

November 13, 2019

The new Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal entering into force on 1 January 2020 and their implications on the proceedings will be dealt with in detail at the seminar. The "Opposition and Appeal" seminar provides you with an intensive and practical overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.


epi seminar on collaboration with overseas patent colleagues - register now

October 24, 2019

Get a detailed insight in the collaboration with patent attorneys from China, India, United States and South America. Meet our epi Experts at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven (NL) to learn about the most recent developments.


CJEU Decides on Damages under the IPR Enforcement Directive

September 13, 2019

The final decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in case C-688/17 was issued on 12 September 2019. The epi Litigation Committee has been following this referral from the Hungarian court with interest as it relates to the interpretation of compensation for defendants under Art 9(7) of the IPR Enforcement Directive (2004/48/EC).


epi preparation courses for the EQE

September 03, 2019

Activities provided by epi to assist all EQE candidates to better prepare themselves for the pre-examination and the main examination of the EQE. The preparation courses for the EQE are open for registration.


Overview on Ratification of the UPC Agreement, Update 2 September 2019

September 02, 2019

Before the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) can enter into force, it needs to be ratified by 13 Member States, including Germany, France and the UK (Art 89(1) UPCA).