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EPO SME case studies on IP strategy and IP management

September 29, 2017

The EPO has published a series of case studies on European small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) from different countries and operating in different industry sectors. The case studies show examples of how IP can create value, jobs and growth for SMEs.


epi preparation courses for the EQE – available now!

September 01, 2017

The registration for the preparation courses for the EQE now available.


epi Council reacts to problems of non-attendance at oral proceedings before the Examining and Opposition Divisions

July 27, 2017

During its 82nd meeting held last 24th and 25th April 2017 in Munich, the epi Council amended its Recommendation regarding non-attendance at oral proceedings to extend its scope of application to proceedings held before the Examining and Opposition Divisions.


Survey of patent attorney training needs

July 12, 2017

The results of the latest joint EPO/epi survey into the training needs of European patent attorneys are in!


Upcoming UP/UPC seminars

June 28, 2017

Due to the uncertainty of the start of the Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court system the following seminars have been postponed: Lyon, Vienna, Bologna (supported by the EPO), Bucharest, Budapest, Warsaw, Istanbul, Reykjavik.
The seminars in the following cities will still take place: Stockholm 12 September 2017, Bern 12 October 2017, Eindhoven 16 November 2017 (supported by the EPO)