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Report of the 84th Council Meeting in Malta

May 18, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Report of the 84th Council Meeting in Malta is now available on the epi website.

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The UK ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement

April 27, 2018

The United Kingdom has confirmed yesterday on the 26th of April 2018 that it has ratified the Agreement relating to the Unified Patent Court (UPCA).

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Recent procedural changes concerning European and PCT applications - update April 2018

April 26, 2018

The poster showing "Recent procedural changes" shown at Search Matters and Examination Matters is now available in the Library/Member section of the epi website.

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User consultation on the revision of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal

April 24, 2018

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).

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Decision of the epi Council of 14 November 2017 amending Article 18 of the By-Laws of the Institute

March 22, 2018

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:

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