epi ActivitiesThe work of epi is mainly the function of specially elected Committees. Members, with suitable expertise in relevant areas, are elected by Council to specific committees. These Committees are the work centres of epi and provide The Board and Council with appropriate information and advice. This is essential to the representative role epi fills with the EPO, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the European Commission and various national institutes and associations. There are currently thirteen active epi committees in operation. Each Committee monitors its area of responsibility and regularly reports, with comments and recommendations, to Council.
In addition to the role of the epi President on the Administrative Council of the EPO and its committees, epi members are active on the Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO (SACEPO), the Disciplinary Board EPO/epi, the Disciplinary Board of Appeal EPO/epi, as well as the Supervisory Board, the Examination Board and the Examination Committees for the European qualifying examination.
As part of its commitment to student members, epi actively promotes and assists in the training of candidates for examination.
epi is a modern, dynamic, active Institute representing the interests of European Patent Attorneys. It is committed to ensuring the continuation of high standards of professional practice and conduct by its members. It also contributes to the ongoing, global development of Intellectual Property and the training of young people who wish to experience the satisfaction of the challenging work of a European Patent Attorney.