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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) seminars 2019

Opposition and Appeal - registration available soon

The "Opposition and Appeal" seminars will provide you with an intensive and practical overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. The seminar also includes an update on the revision process of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal.

5 February 2019   Vienna (AT)  epi roadshow supported by the EPO
 7 May 2019  Riga (LV)  epi roadshow supported by the EPO
 25 June 2019  Cambridge (UK)  epi roadshow supported by the EPO
 26 November 2019  Hamburg (DE)  epi roadshow supported by the EPO

Case Law

The "Case Law" seminar will provide you with an overview of the most recent key decisions and developments in the EPO’s board of appeal case law. This collection of lectures offers a range of subjects, including procedural and substantive topics, and with a mixture of general-interest and more field-specific topics. The seminar also includes the demonstration of a mock EPO Oral Proceedings.

28 March 2019 Brussels (BE) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
1 April 2019 Barcelona (ES) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
13 May 2019 Oslo (NO) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
6 June 2019 Warsaw (PL) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
12 September 2019 Stockholm (SE) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
11 October 2019 Istanbul (TR) epi roadshow supported by the EPO
15 November 2019 Milan (IT) epi roadshow supported by the EPO

Life of a patent

This seminar series comprising in total four parts (Pre-Drafting, Drafting, Prosecution, Opposition).

Schedule will follow as soon as the dates are fixed.


Claim drafting course 2019

The claim drafting course aims at providing participants with a solid understanding of the theoretical basis on which the claim language is formulated as accompanied by practical examples in interactive sessions during which the participants discuss and interpret scopes of different claims, analyze different types of claims and the terminology thereof.

7 - 8 February 2019  Istanbul (TR) epi course (course is fully booked)