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Recent procedural changes concerning European and PCT applications - update April 2018

April 26, 2018

The poster showing "Recent procedural changes" shown at Search Matters and Examination Matters is now available in the Library/Member section of the epi website.


User consultation on the revision of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

April 24, 2018

The Boards of Appeal Committee (BOAC) and the President of the Boards of Appeal have launched a public written consultation inviting the users to comment on the proposed revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBoA).


Decision of the epi Council of 14 November 2017 amending Article 18 of the By-Laws of the Institute

March 22, 2018

On a proposal from the Reporting Group and having regard to the opinion of the epi By-Laws Committee, the epi Council decided at its C83 meeting held in Warsaw last 14th November 2017 that Article 18 of the By-Laws of the Institute shall be amended as indicated below. The epi By-Laws Committee is working on the German and the French translation of the newly approved provision to include it in the By-Laws of the Institute. The amendments are available for epi members after login here:


Reinforcing ties between the epi and the JPAA

March 09, 2018

Today epi hosted a delegation of the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) with the aim to discuss current developments in the field of patent law and strengthen the ties between the two organizations, which had already met in 2016.


EPO consultation on UDEC

February 19, 2018

epi was represented by Mr. Mercer, Ms. Vogelsang-Wenke, Ms. Honkasalo and Mr. Jorristma in the Consultation event on User Driven Early Certainty (UDEC), organised by the EPO in the Hague on 9.2.2018.