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Seminar: Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in Munich

November 22, 2022

We still have places available for our seminar on 6 December in Munich. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet our epi experts together with an EPO expert to gain knowledge of unitary patent protection and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) to allow epi members to work with the new system and to advise clients on strategic choices, for example on whether to request unitary effect for their European patents, or when and whether to opt their non-unitary European patents out of the UPC.


Election to Council 2023 - end of nomination phase and re-opening of nomination for selected constituencies.

November 18, 2022

In early 2023, the Council of the Institute shall be elected. The nomination phase is over, and the list of all validly nominated candidates is published on the epi website.

The deadline for corrections to the list is 12 December 2022.


Webinars: Collaboration with overseas patent colleagues

November 10, 2022

epi continues with this successful webinar series focusing this time on Australia & New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa. The webinars are free of charge for epi members and epi students.


epi Collection of Decisions published in new format

October 21, 2022

The Collection of Decisions, containing relevant rules and decisions regarding the Institute, its bodies, members, finances, and information is now available in a new PDF format.


Overview on UPC ratification process updated with information on divisions and languages of proceedings

October 20, 2022

As announced here , the entry into force of the UPC Agreement is expected to take place on 1 April 2023 with the sunrise period starting on 1 January 2023.