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Election to Council 2017 - Update - January 2017

January 30, 2017

The letters to members with the information for remote e-voting have been posted by the independent voting service provider Electoral Reform Services (ERS) on January 13. The ballot is open 24 hours a day and closes at 23:59 GMT on 15th February 2017. You must vote by that time for your vote to be included.

Should you not have received such a letter, or if you experience any difficulties with the voting process, please contact ERS by telephone: ++44 20 8889 9203 (Weekdays 9am-5pm) or email: customerservices@electoralreform.co.uk


epi seminar on „Opposition & Appeal“ in Hamburg is open for registration

December 22, 2016

You are kindly invited to register for this seminar which will provide to you an intensive and practical overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. Please register for the seminar by 3 February 2017. All relevant details about the programme and the registration can be found here.{target=_blank}


Public website of the EIPIN Innovation Society is available now

December 21, 2016

Launch of EIPIN Innovation Society ITN/EJD Marie SkƗodowska Curie project: 15 fully-funded PhD positions


epi becomes supporter of the Inventor Assistance Program (IAP)

December 13, 2016

The Inventor Assistance Program (IAP), a WIPO initiative in cooperation with the World Economic Forum (the Forum), is the first global program of its kind. It aims at facilitating to spur innovation from the initial phases towards new and useful products and processes by helping under-resourced inventors and small-businesses in developing countries to obtain patent protection and therefore attract further financial or collaboration resources.


Library is launched on the epi website

December 08, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that the new feature “Library” has been added to our website.

The “Library” replaces the “Documents” area on our website and is a clearly structured and more detailed feature which offers to our members the possibility to search for any document by type, by date, keyword or category of the document.