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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

"Life of a patent" epi roadshow supported by the EPO - cancelled
Opposition & Prosecution (part 3 & 4)

Ljubljana (SI): 23.04.2020 - 24.04.2020

Starts: 23.04.2020 9:00hrs
Ends: 24.04.2020 17:00hrs


Hotel Slon
Slovenska cesta 34
1000 Ljubljana


We are sorry to announce that in response to the latest developments regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), epi has decided to cancel all meetings / events in the next couple of months. 

The succesful seminar series on "Life of a patent" is composed in four parts focussing on:

  • Pre-drafting
  • Drafting of Applications
  • Prosecution
  • Opposition

This two days seminar offers training of the second two parts "Prosecution" and "Opposition".

Content, i.a.


  • Filing requirements
  • Search
  • Publication
  • Office actions
  • Replies to office actions
  • Amendments
  • Grant
  • Validation of a European patent
  • Practical examples


  • Grounds of opposition
  • Opposition procedure at the EPO
  • Costs and intervention
  • Practical excercises
  • Appeal procedure


  • Kaisa Suominen
  • Enrico Luzzatto

Target group

The seminar is intended for people new in the profession but also for patent practitioner/patent engineers in industry that would like to refresh their EPC knowledge and skills.

Working language

  • English

Registration fee

Participation fee (epi-member)
EUR 300,-
Participation fee (epi-student)
EUR 150,-
Participation fee (non epi-member)
EUR 380,-


For further information, please contact Barbara Riffert ([email protected]).

Minimum number of participants

*If the minimum number of participants was not reached by the registration deadline, the event will be cancelled. In this case the epi will inform you immediately.

Online registration is disabled for this event. Please contact us for further information.