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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
Election to Council 2017

At the beginning of 2017, the Council of the European Patent Institute is due to be elected for its new term.

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epi Information

epi Informationepi publishes a quarterly journal. Its primary objective is to inform members of epi's current activities.

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11 November 2016

Welcome

The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) came into existence pursuant to the European Patent Convention (EPC).

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November 29, 2016

Registration of professional training and activities

Please be informed about an important change to the rules pertaining to the EQE: It is now compulsory for EQE candidates to register at the beginning of their professional activities and training. Candidates who have not registered will not be able to enrol next year to the pre-examination 2018.

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November 29, 2016

UK decides to ratify Unified Patent Court Agreement

Yesterday 28 November, at a meeting of the EU’s Competitiveness Council, the UK’s Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe announced that the UK Government intends to ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court.

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