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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Dr. Nicole van der Laan

Legal Advisor

Key tasks and area of responsibility

  • Legal advice to the various epi bodies, epi members, the epi Secretariat and the following committees:
    • DC
    • Biotech
    • Harmonisation
    • Litcom
    • OCC
    • epi- Finances
  • Legal research
  • Reports, position papers, amicus curiae briefs and other documents
  • Interface between different epi bodies concerning legal issues
  • Keeping epi bodies and members informed of developments in patent law
  • Liaising with other organisations in the field of patent law