FICPI // EPO // SIPO // SEAD
Following FICPI’s own Bureau, Bureau Elargi and CET meetings in Lyon, and after visiting the DG Commissions in Brussels, FICPI had an opportunity to meet with the EPO’s senior management in Lyon, where they were attending a celebration of 30 years of collaboration between the EPO and SIPO. After the signing of an MoU providing EPO funding for FICPI’s SEAD courses, the FICPI delegation participated in a working lunch hosted by EPO President, Benoît Battistelli. Mr. Battistelli provided an overview of EPO activities since the previous meeting in Cape Town, focussing on the EPO’s activities in productivity and quality. That was followed by a more technical meeting, led by EPO Vice-President Raimund Lutz, touching on such issues as Double Patenting, Patent Figures in Colour, and Patent Harmonisation. A full report of the meeting can be read online.