The Boards of Appeal Committee (BOAC) and the President of the Boards of Appeal have launched a public written consultation inviting the users to comment on the proposed revised Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBoA).
On a proposal from the Reporting Group and having regard to the opinion of the epi By-Laws Committee, the epi Council decided at its C83 meeting held in Warsaw last 14th November 2017 that Article 18 of the By-Laws of the Institute shall be amended as indicated below. The epi By-Laws Committee is working on the German and the French translation of the newly approved provision to include it in the By-Laws of the Institute. The amendments are available for epi members after login here:
Today epi hosted a delegation of the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) with the aim to discuss current developments in the field of patent law and strengthen the ties between the two organizations, which had already met in 2016.