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World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2021

April 19, 2021

In 2000, WIPO's member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World IP Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP.


Resumption of proceedings relating to computer-implemented simulations following G 1/19

April 15, 2021

The EPO announced in a Notice of 13 April 2021 that the stay on proceedings before examination and opposition divisions in which the decision depended on the outcome of G 1/19 (see published decision of 10 March 2021) has been lifted with immediate effect. Affected proceedings will be gradually resumed.


epi files a preliminary amicus curiae brief in case G1/21

April 13, 2021

The amicus curiae brief can be found here


G 1/21 - Oral Proceedings by Videoconference – Amicus Curiae Deadline of 27 April 2021

April 06, 2021

The Boards of Appeal have published a communication setting a deadline of 27 April 2021 for any third party wishing to make a written statement (or amicus curiae) under Article 10(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Enlarged Board of Appeal in relation to the question referred in G 1/21.


Distance learning course on Life of a patent - registration is open!

April 01, 2021

Have you ever thought about all the things to take into account before drafting and filing a patent application up to the last step of the grant process? Join our distance learning course on Life of a patent. Register now until 15 April. The official course start is 19 April 2021.