How can members of the public attend oral proceedings held by VICO?

Members of the public can observe oral proceedings by requesting connection details from the EPO and registering to participate in the VICO.

Requests should be submitted via email to the EPO at at least three working days prior to the date indicated in the summons to the oral proceedings. The requirements for such requests and the conditions for remote attendance of oral proceedings by VICO are published on the EPO website (see

Members of the public attending oral proceedings by VICO should identify themselves as such by entering a username starting with PUBLIC when launching the VICO platform and before entering the conference.