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News Policy

Policy for news items on the epi website

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epi Tutorial - NOW MORE FLEXIBLE

September 01, 2015

Get your individual feedback on Pre-examination and papers A/B/C/D whenever you need it during your preparation for the EQE. For further information please visit our Education and Training section.


Unreliable agents

August 24, 2015

Please note that the epi has been made aware that some of our patent attorney firms in Europe have been entrusted with work by one or more unreliable agents from outside Europe. Apparently, the firm was entrusted with a series of applications, but after a while invoices were no longer paid, and applications were transferred away to another European patent attorney firm.


Reform of the Boards of Appeal - epi Response to the User Consultation

August 20, 2015

The following user consultations regarding the Reform of the Boards of Appeal were sent by an official letter from the President of the epi, Mr. Tony Tangena, to the President of the European Patent Institut, Mr. Benoît Battistelli, and the Chairman of the Administrative Council, Mr. Jesper Kongstad, on 29 June 2015.


Recent procedural changes concerning European and PCT applications - update July 2015

August 13, 2015

The epi has uploaded to its Intranet a document highlighting recent procedural changes concerning European and PCT applications. The document has been kindly provided by the EPO DG1 to the EPPC which, in turn, pleaded for making it available to all epi members through the epi website. The poster is designed to be printed on A0 size paper, but can be printed on smaller A sizes.


Online Services User Day in Zürich

August 06, 2015

Get an update on recent and future developments in the EPO’s Online Services at the second User Day of 2015.