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Unreliable agents

August 24, 2015

Please note that the epi has been made aware that some of our patent attorney firms in Europe have been entrusted with work by one or more unreliable agents from outside Europe. Apparently, the firm was entrusted with a series of applications, but after a while invoices were no longer paid, and applications were transferred away to another European patent attorney firm.

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Reform of the Boards of Appeal - epi Response to the User Consultation

August 20, 2015

The following user consultations regarding the Reform of the Boards of Appeal were sent by an official letter from the President of the epi, Mr. Tony Tangena, to the President of the European Patent Institut, Mr. Benoît Battistelli, and the Chairman of the Administrative Council, Mr. Jesper Kongstad, on 29 June 2015.

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Recent procedural changes concerning European and PCT applications - update July 2015

August 13, 2015

The epi has uploaded to its Intranet a document highlighting recent procedural changes concerning European and PCT applications. The document has been kindly provided by the EPO DG1 to the EPPC which, in turn, pleaded for making it available to all epi members through the epi website. The poster is designed to be printed on A0 size paper, but can be printed on smaller A sizes.

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Online Services User Day in Zürich

August 06, 2015

Get an update on recent and future developments in the EPO's Online Services at the second User Day of 2015.

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Partners in patents for 30 years

July 28, 2015

This year, the European Patent Office (EPO) and China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their bilateral cooperation. To mark this occasion, an international symposium is being organised in Lyon (FR), in partnership with the CCIR (chamber of commerce and industry for the Rhône-Alpes region).

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