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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)


Harmonisation Meeting

June 27, 2017

epi was represented at a recent meeting on Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation held at the EPO’s Isar Building on 20th June, 2017.

epi was represented by its President, Francis Leyder, and its Chair of EPPC, Chris Mercer.


UNION congress in Sicily

June 19, 2017

On June 1st 2017 Tony Tangena our immediate past president took part in a panel discussion in a plenary session of a Union congress in Catania (Sicily). The title of the session was ‘Strategies in a time of change for EU-wide patent infringement’.


Update on forthcoming events

June 02, 2017

Some seminars are postponed to 2018. Please have a look under Education and Training - Forthcoming events.


EPO-epi Partnership for Quality Meeting

May 22, 2017

The annual EPO-/epi Partnership for Quality Meeting between EPO/epi took place in main EPO building on 18th May. The meeting was held as part of the ‘Quality for Partnership’ program, a continuous dialogue between the epi and the EPO by means of which both organizations exchange their views and update each other on quality matters.