Confederacy of European Patent Information User Groups

Welcome to the web site of CEPIUG

The ‘Confederacy of European Patent Information User Groups’ (CEPIUG) was founded in 2008.
Its aim is to be a platform for cooperation for the Patent Information User Groups in Europe.

In this web site you will find some information about CEPIUG and its activities.

Extract Information Limited maintains a list of information industry and related conferences, exhibitions and user group meetings held around the globe. :

Further information can be found here: conference listing

The EPO is inviting all stakeholders to participate in a public consultation which will provide input for its Strategic Plan 2023 open until March 15th

Further information can be found here: Consultation

Bettina de Jong, Chair ISBQPIP, yesterday announced:

Monday 11 March 2019 at 11:59 pm was the deadline to apply for Prior Experience Recognition in Europe and the US. On behalf of the Supervisory Council I would like to share the news with you that the impressive amount of 284 applications was received. Although nobody had a clear idea how many applications to expect, this is far more than we had hoped for.

The Qualifications & Continued Professional Development committee is already working on the applications. Initially a formalities check is done (are all required documents delivered (completely) and all check-boxes ticked), later a substantive examination of the data provided will be performed. As you can imagine, this is a tremendous amount of work and the Supervisory Council is very grateful to the members of the Q&CPD committee and assisting them where possible.

Information on recent WIPO meetings:

The minutes on the WIPO IP Round Table held October 30 2018 can be found here: Minutes

The presentations can be found here: Presentations

Documentation about the Sixth Session of the Committee on WIPO Standards (October 15 to October 19): Documentation



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