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Webinar on entitlement to priority - recording available now

November 28, 2018

Are you sure that priority is validly claimed? Get the legal perspective and watch the recording of the webinar about the requirements and case law on entitlement to priority. The presentation is given by Ms Britta Kley, lawyer at the European Patent Office, which will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by Mr Chris Mercer, epi.
Please login first in order to reach the link under Education & Training.


epi and EPO to Cooperate on Quality Management Process

November 16, 2018

The new President of the EPO, Mr Campinos, has expressed that the EPO wishes to start a further dialogue on the quality management process at the EPO with the European Patent Attorneys.
He has invited epi thereto, as the standing representation of European Patent Attorneys before the EPO.


Farewell letter from Mr Battistelli to Mr Leyder

July 13, 2018

Our President has now received a farewell letter from Mr Battistelli which is available for epi members after login.


Amendment of Rule 154(1) EPC: deletion from list of professional representatives upon non-payment of subscription

June 28, 2018

The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation today unanimously approved to amend Rule 154(1) EPC to delete Article 4(2) of the Regulation on discipline for professional representatives.


Winners of the European Inventor Award 2018

June 14, 2018

The European Inventor Award honours inventors whose inventions are protected by a European patent and commercially exploited. The finalists and winners are selected by an independent jury consisting of international authorities from the fields of business, politics, science, academia and research, this year including the President of epi.