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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Webinar: Information Barriers and Patents
A practice-based guide

Online: 18.01.2023

Starts: 18.01.2023 10:00hrs
Ends: 18.01.2023 11:00hrs





The question of how to handle information in firms and IP departments when there is potential for conflicts between clients is one that arises frequently. It often is difficult to establish practices that provide adequate service to clients while avoiding the sharing of information that might be subject to client confidentiality and/or legal privilege.

In this webinar Tim Powell (GB, Member of the epi Professional Conduct Committee) supported by Julia Gwilt (GB, Chair of the epi PEC) will explain some case law and regulatory bases for suggested organisational and information barrier arrangements, and will give a practical guide to avoiding some of the problems that can arise.

 Organised by


  • Timothy Powell

Target group

The webinar series is only for epi Members and epi Students.

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 Cisco WebEX, so initially some WebEX software will be installed on your computer. 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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For further information, please contact Noreen Osterlehner ([email protected]).


Event has free slots available

Registration deadline

Registration is open until 17.01.2023 The order of receipt by epi will determine the attendance in case of over-subscription.

The registration deadline for this event (17.01.2023) is over.