Among the objectives of the EPO Strategic Plan 2023, is the development of a European Patent Administration Certificate (EPAC). To that end, the EPO has established an EPAC support group tasked with assisting the EPO in defining the key aspects of this new certificate, including the syllabus and examination. The EPAC group consists of members of the EPO, members of the EPI, and EPIPA has been invited to nominate 3 representatives to the group.

The aim is to have the first EPAC exam in 2022 (second half), with a mock examination a few months prior.

The details are currently being defined - stay tuned for more news on this exciting project!