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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

European Patent Practice Committee

The European Patent Practice Committee (EPPC) considers and discusses all questions pertaining to, or connected with, practice under the European Patent Convention, the Community Unitary Patent Regulation and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) including any revision thereof, except questions concerning inventions in the field of biotechnology, online communications, documentation and patent information, the litigation of EP and Community applications and patents, and the setting of EPO fees. The EPPC drafts epi position papers for ratification by Council and then submits them to relevant bodies.

This Committee shall include one full member, for each member state, and additional full members belonging to four technological groups as follows:


Terms of References of the EPPC


Committee Members
Country Name
AL Vladimir Nika
AT Andreas Vögele
BE Pieter Vandersteen
Francis Leyder (assoc.)
BG Atanas Lyubomirov Tsvetkov
CH Martin Wilming
CY Christos A. Theodoulou
CZ Roman Bucek
DE Véronique Marie Joséphine Kremer
DK Anette Hegner
EE Jürgen Toome
ES Francisco Javier Sáez Granero
FI Terhi Marjut Anneli Honkasalo
FR Sylvain Jacques Le Vaguerèse
GB Christopher Paul Mercer
GR Emmanuel Samuelides
HR Tomislav Hadzija
HU Zsolt Lengyel
IE Denis Alexis McCarthy
IS Einar Karl Fridriksson
IT Micaela Nadia Modiano
LI Christoph Benjamin Gyaja
LU Philippe Ocvirk
LV Jevgenijs Fortuna
MC Nicolas Hautier
MK Bogoljub Ilievski
NL Maarten F.J.M. Ketelaars
NO Kristine Rekdal
PL Magdalena Anna Augustyniak
PT Fernando Antonio Ferreira Magno
RO Daniella Olga Nicolaescu
RS Nada Herak
SE Till Burkert
SI Dusan Borstar
SM Andrea Tiburzi
TR A. Sertaç Murat Köksaldi