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Revised guidelines for reimbursement

At C94, Council decided to implement a revised set of reimbursement guidelines with an effective date of 1 September 2023.

The revised guidelines for reimbursement and an info sheet which provides a quick overview of the main amendments can be found here (available for epi members after login):

Guidelines Reimbursement

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Current vacancies at the epi Secretariat in Munich

Current vacancies


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L'Institut des mandataires agréés près l'Office européen des brevets (epi) fut créé par le Conseil d'Administration de l'Organisation européen des brevets en application des dispositions de la Convention sur le brevet européen (CBE).

Committee Elections 2023 - Results were validated by Council at the Council Meeting C96

Dear epi members,
Please be advised that the results of the election are available after login. The results of the general Committees Election have been validated by the Council at the Autumn Council C96 meeting on 11 November 2023.

Results Elections to Committees 2023


December 04, 2023

Act now to keep access to EPO systems

As all members should be aware, the EPO is phasing out smart card access and closing other familiar services during 2024.
These closures begin to take effect from 1 January 2024. Transition to the new systems requires planning & training by users.


November 30, 2023

Amicus Curiae Brief Submitted by epi for Case G 1/23

epi has submitted an amicus curiae brief for Case G 1/23 (availability to the public). A copy of the brief can be found here


epi Council elected a new Board at C94

94th Council Meeting

During the first day of its meeting in Malmö (Sweden), epi Council elected a new Board.

Sympathy with Victims of the recent Flood catastrophy in Slovenia, Austria and Croatia

With great consternation and sadness we have heard about the unprecedented catastrophic rainfalls and floods that have effected major part of Slovenia, parts of Austria and Croatia during the last weeks. We would like to express epi’s sympathy with all fatalities and affected people, particularly our members, their families, friends, employees and clients who may have been injured or lost their homes and other valuable belongings.

We hope that the now necessary repair and recovery activities can be finished within the shortest possible period and are looking forward to visit Slovenia to hold our planned C96 Council meeting mid of November 2023 in Ljubljana.

For the epi Presidium
Peter R. Thomsen