European Patent Office Update
Document No: PUB 20G/14
The Federation has engaged with the European Patent Office (EPO) throughout 2014 to provide input on matters relating to implementing and ancillary regulations to the European Patent Convention (EPC) and to procedures of the EPO. The Federation represents the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) (as a member of BUSINESSEUROPE) on the Standing Advisory Committee of the EPO (SACEPO) through which the EPO undertakes user consultation in the development of the European patent system. In addition, the Federation maintains ongoing working relationships with EPO representatives including meetings with the President and Directors throughout the year.