Denis McCarthy is attending the European Patent Practice Committee (EPPC) – Guidelines Subcommittee Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, from September 13th/14th 2017.

The EPPC considers and discusses all questions pertaining to, or connected with, practice under the European Patent Convention, the Community Unitary Patent Regulation and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) including any revision thereof, except questions concerning inventions in the field of biotechnology, online communications, documentation and patent information, the litigation of EP and European Union applications and patents, and the setting of EPO fees. The EPPC drafts epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office) position papers for ratification by Council and then submits them to relevant bodies.