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Webinar: Goodbye, ten-day rule
The amendment of Rules 126(2), 127(2) and 131(2) EPC as from 1 November 2023

Online: 09.10.2023

Starts: 09.10.2023 15:00hrs
Ends: 09.10.2023 16:30hrs




The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation adopted amendments to Rules 126, 127 and 131 EPC on notification and time limit calculation, which will apply as of 1 November 2023. The 10-day rule that we have all been trained to apply and applied during the past 45 years will disappear. How will notification be carried out in the future? Review the new situation with our expert Francis Leyder during a webinar. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Dr Vogelsang-Wenke. The webinar will be recorded and made available free of charge to epi members and students.

Target group

This webinar is for epi members and epi students only. Free of charge.

Level of expertise
Intermediate level

Online training

Technical requirements
In order to attend the on-line course participants need a computer with an internet browser and a high-speed broadband internet connection. For the webinar, epi uses Zoom. Security settings on local Firewalls need to be checked. In order to make full use of the webinar session, we recommend to use headsets.

To access to the webinar epi sends out a link and the guidelines for participants shortly before the webinar.

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Working language

  • English


For further information, please contact Noreen Osterlehner ([email protected]).


Event has free slots available

Registration deadline

Registration is open until 06.10.2023 The order of receipt by epi will determine the attendance in case of over-subscription.

The registration deadline for this event (06.10.2023) is over.