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Meetings and agendas

The very first President of the EPO, Mr Johannes Bob van Benthem, expressed the wish to establish a permanent forum for exchanges with interested circles shortly after the opening of the EPO in 1978. The inaugural meeting of SACEPO was held on 12 January 1979 with yearly meetings taking place ever since. In addition to this Main SACEPO meeting, further theme-focused Working Parties of SACEPO were added over the years to deepen the exchange with users - the Working Parties on Patent Documentation and Information (1982), on Rules (1996), on Guidelines (1998), on the e-Patent-Process (2016) and on Quality (2017).

2024
Date Location Meeting Agenda
26 November 2024   SACEPO Working Party on Quality  
24 October 2024   SACEPO Working Party on Rules  
9 October 2024   SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines  
20 June 2024   Main SACEPO  
14 June 2024 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Patent Documentation and Information Download
11 June 2024   SACEPO Working Party on Quality  
25 April 2024 Hybrid SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines Download
11 April 2024 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Rules Download
12 March 2024 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on e-Patent-Process Download
2023
Date Location Meeting Agenda
30 November 2023 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Quality Download
26 October 2023 Hybrid SACEPO Working Party on Rules Download
10 October 2023 Hybrid SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines  
22 June 2023 ViCo Main SACEPO Download
16 May 2023 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Rules: Fee policy Download
11/12 May 2023 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Quality   Download
4 May 2023 Hybrid SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines  
24 March 2023 Hybrid SACEPO Working Party on Patent Documentation and Information Download 
16 March 2023 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Rules Download
28 February 2023 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on e-Patent-Process Download 
2022
Date Location Meeting Agenda
24 November 2022 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Quality Download
18 October 2022 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Rules Download
11 October 2022 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines  
23 June 2022 ViCo Main SACEPO Download
19 May 2022 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines  
5 April 2022 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Quality   Download
24 March 2022 ViCo  SACEPO Working Party on Patent Documentation and Information Download
10 March 2022 ViCo  SACEPO Working Party on Rules Download
17 February 2022 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on e-Patent-Process Download
2021
Date Location Meeting Agenda
28 October 2021 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines  
19-21 October 2021 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Quality Download 
14 October 2021 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Rules Download 
8 June 2021 ViCo MAIN SACEPO Download
20 May 2021 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines  
20/21 April 2021 ViCo VICO SACEPO Working Party on Quality Download
25 March 2021 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Rules Download
18 March 2021 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Patent Documentation and Information Download
10 March 2021 ViCo SACEPO Working Party on e-Patent-Process Download
2020
Date Location Meeting Agenda
27 October 2020   Munich SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines  Download
8 October 2020   Munich SACEPO Working Party on Rules   Download
23/24 June 2020   ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Quality  Download
15 June 2020   Munich and ViCo Main SACEPO  Download
8/9 June 2020   ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines    
19 May 2020   ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines   
31 March 2020   ViCo SACEPO Working Party on Rules   Download
5 February 2020   The Hague  SACEPO Working Party on e-Patent-Process  Download
2019 - 1979
Date Location Meeting Agenda
9 May 2019 Munich Main SACEPO Download
20 June 2018 Munich Main SACEPO Download
17 May 2017 Munich Main SACEPO Download
21 June 2016  Munich Main SACEPO Download
18 June 2015  Munich Main SACEPO Download
22 May 2014  Munich Main SACEPO Download
19 June 2013  Munich  Main SACEPO Download
20 June 2012 Munich Main SACEPO Download
21 June 2011 Munich Main SACEPO Download
21 June 2010 Munich Main SACEPO Download
18/19 June 2009 Munich Main SACEPO Download
12/13 June 2008 Munich Main SACEPO Download
5/6 June 2007 Munich Main SACEPO Download
22/23 June 2006 Munich Main SACEPO Download
23/24 June 2005 Munich Main SACEPO Download
24/25 June 2004 Munich Main SACEPO Download
26/27 June 2003 Munich Main SACEPO Download
19 February 2003 Munich Main SACEPO Download
27/28 June 2002 Munich Main SACEPO  
7/8 June 2001 Munich Main SACEPO  
29/30 June 2000 Munich Main SACEPO  
17/18 June 1999 Munich Main SACEPO  
11 September 1998 Munich Main SACEPO  
25/26 June 1998 Munich Main SACEPO  
26/27 June 1997 Munich Main SACEPO  
4/5 July 1996 Munich Main SACEPO  
2 November 1995 Munich Main SACEPO  
9/10 March 1995 Munich Main SACEPO  
10/11 March 1994 Munich Main SACEPO  
23/24 September 1993 Munich Main SACEPO  
11/12 March 1993 Vienna Main SACEPO  
12/13 March 1992 Munich Main SACEPO  
6/7 March 1991 Munich Main SACEPO  
12/13 July 1990 Munich Main SACEPO  
28/29 November 1989 Munich Main SACEPO  
17/18 November 1988 Munich Main SACEPO  
12/13 November  1987 Munich Main SACEPO  
6/7 November 1986 Munich Main SACEPO  
7/8 November 1985 Munich Main SACEPO  
8/9 November 1984 Munich Main SACEPO  
9 February 1984 The Hague Main SACEPO  
4/5 October 1983 The Hague Main SACEPO  
3 May 1983 Munich Main SACEPO  
25/26 October 1982 Munich Main SACEPO  
5/6 November 1981 Munich Main SACEPO  
5/6 March 1981 The Hague Main SACEPO  
14/15 October 1980 Munich Main SACEPO  
14/15 January 1980 Munich Main SACEPO  
26/27 June 1979 Munich Main SACEPO  
10/11 April 1979 Munich Main SACEPO  
12 January 1979 Munich Main SACEPO