Measures for epi meetings in view of Covid-19 situation

The Board of the European Patent Institute is closely monitoring the spread of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Europe. Following discussions at the last Board meeting on 26th February, the Board came to the conclusion to implement precautionary measures regarding epi meetings in the next couple of months. All Committee meetings with attendance up to 20 persons should be conducted via videoconferencing. Regarding the 88th Council meeting, the Board will communicate a decision on 6 April in view of the situation and available information at that time. Registration to the 88th Council meeting will be possible only after that date and flights should be booked only after that communication.