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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

epi "Prosecution" and "Opposition" seminar supported by the EPO

Istanbul (TR): 12.10.2015 - 13.10.2015


The Parma Hotel Taksim
Kocatepe Mahallesi Abdülhak Hamid Caddesi No:22
Taksim - Beyoglu

Tel.: +90 212 269 02 00
F: +90 212 250 38 28


This seminar is the third and four part of the "Life of a patent" seminar series comprising in total four parts. The first two parts "Pre-drafting" and "Drafting of Applications" have been held successfully in Istanbul in May 2014.

Two to four weeks after the seminar a one hour webinar will be offered handling one or more of the topics of the seminar in more detail. The topic(s) of the webinar will be decided by the speakers together with the participants in the end of the seminar.

Content, i.a.


  • Filing requirements
  • Search
  • Publication
  • Office actions
  • Replies to office actions
  • Amendments
  • Grant
  • Validation of a European patent
  • Practical examples


  • Grounds of opposition
  • Opposition procedure at the EPO
  • Costs and intervention
  • Practical excercises
  • Appeal procedure


Ms Kaisa Suominen (speaker on behalf of the epi)
Mr Erich Waeckerlin (speaker on beahlf of the EPO)

Working language


Target Group

The seminar is intended for people new in the profession but also for patent practitioner/patent engineers in industry that would like to refresh their EPC knowledge and skills.

Registration fee

epi member EUR 260,-
epi students EUR 130,-
non-epi member/non-epi students EUR 290,-

This fee covers training material and the catering for the whole event for one participant. The fee cannot be split and is not refundable if cancellation is requested less than 10 days before the start of the event.


Bank Transfer or Paypal
As soon as the registration is received, an invoice including all payment instructions will be issued and sent.


For futher Information, please contcat the epi Education Team: education@patentepi.com

Minimum number of participants

*If the minimum number of participants was not reached by the registration deadline, the seminar will be cancelled. In this case the epi will inform you immediately.

Registration Deadline

Registration should be received at the latest by 1 October 2015. The order of receipt by epi will determine the attendance in case of over-subscription. No registration will be made before receipt of the payment.