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Lyon (FR): 09.05.2016

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

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13 May 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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April 27, 2016

Partnership for Quality meeting, Munich

On 19th April, a delegation from the epi headed by the President Antonius Tangena met with a delegation from the EPO headed by the EPO President Benoît Battistelli. The meeting was held as part of the ‘Quality for Partnership’ program, a continuous dialogue between the epi and the EPO by means of which both organizations exchange their views and update each other on quality matters.

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April 25, 2016

UPC Agreement Ratification Process and Local or Regional Divisions

Before the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) can enter into force, it needs to be ratified by 13 Member States, including Germany, France and the UK (Art 89(1) UPCA).

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