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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.

Committee Members
Country Name
AL Vladimir Nika
Ditika Hoxha
AT Werner Kovac
Andreas Vögele
BE Ludivine Coulon
Pieter Vandersteen
BG Samuil Gabriel Benatov
Violeta Varbanova Shentova
CH Paul Georg Maué
Martin Wilming
CY Christos A. Theodoulou
CZ Roman Bucek
Ivana Jirotkova
DE Silke Völger
Heike Vogelsang-Wenke
DK Eva Carlsson
Soeren Skovgaard Pedersen
EE Margus Sarap
Jürgen Toome
ES Enrique Armijo Navarro-Reverter
Francisco Bernardo Noriega
FI Terhi Marjut Anneli Honkasalo
Arja Weckman
FR Jean-Robert Callon De Lamarck
Sylvain Le Vaguerèse
GB Jim Boff
Chris Mercer (Chair)
GR Manolis Samuelides
HR Tomislav Hadzija
Gordana Turkalj
HU Zsolt Lengyel
Zsolt Szentpéteri
IE Conor Boyce
Denis McCarthy
IS Einar Karl Fridriksson (Secretary)
Dana Marlin
IT Francesco Macchetta
Micaela Modiano
LI Christoph Gyaja
Andreas Keil
LT Vitalija Banaitiene
Ausra Pakeniene
LU Sigmar Lampe
Philipe Ocvirk (Secretary)
LV Jevgenijs Fortuna
Alexander Smirnov
MC Michael Fleuchaus
Nicolas Hautier
MK Bogoljub Ilievski
Marija Kjoseska
NL Arnt Aalbers
Ruurd Jorritsma
NO Kristine Rekdal
Knut Thorvaldsen
PL Marek Bury
Katarzyna Lewicka
PT Pedro Alves Moreira
Fernando Ferreira Magno
RO Daniella Nicolaescu
Doina Tuluca
RS Uros Plavsa
SE Jenny Blidefalk
Fredrik Carlsson
SI Annette Hegner
Bojan Ivancic
SK Marta Majlingová
SM Andrea Perronace
Andrea Tiburzi
TR Aydin Deris
Sertac Murat Köksaldi