The Annual General Meeting and the 9th Annual Conference for Formalities Officers will be held on Thursday 22 March 2018 at the EPO in Rijswijk.
During the Annual General Meeting board members Jean Abspoel, Ellen Offenberg and Dolinda de Proost will resign. Jean, Ellen and Dolinda are eligible for re-election. Members who are also interested to join the Board of the Platform can send an email to the Secretariat of the Platform ultimately one week before the Annual General Meeting, ie before 15 March 2018.
Karel de Jong and Yvonne Noorlander will resign as a members of the Examination Committee. Yvonne is eligible for re-election, Karel will leave the Committee. Marijke Westra will be nominated at the Annual General Meeting as a new member of the Examination Committee.
Rene de Rooij will resign at the Annual General Meeting as a member of the Audit Committee. Sandra van Beek of FrieslandCampina has indicated that she would like to join the Audit Committee. Members who are also interested to join the Audit Committee can send an email to the Secretariat of the Platform ultimately one week before the Annual General Meeting.
Members who want to bring forward agenda items for the Annual General Meeting, can send these agenda items to the Secretariat of the Platform ultimately before 15 March 2018.
The documents for the Annual General Meeting can be accessed via email@example.com. The Annual Report will also be available on the day of the Annual General Meeting.
Christina ten Hövel of the EPO and Matthias Reischle of the WIPO will give presentations during the Annual Conference.
The full program is:
10.00 – 11.00 Reception with coffee and tea
11.00 – 12.00 Annual General Meeting
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.05 Welcome
13.05 – 14.00 Recent and upcoming procedural changes by Christina ten Hövel
14.00 – 15.00 Update and Best Practices in the PCT procedure by Matthias Reischle
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00 Update and Best Practices in the PCT procedure by Matthias Reischle
17.00 – 17.45 Conference Drinks Reception
If you would like to attend the Annual General Meeting and the Conference please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ultimately before Wednesday 14 March 2018.
For members of the Platform the Annual General Meeting and the Conference are free of charge. For non-members the Registration Fee is € 85,-. An invoice will be sent after registration.
Due to construction of the new building of the EPO, we cannot enter through the main entrance (the Hinge).We can make use of the temporary entrance at the Van Benthemlaan. (Shell building)
As a result of additional security measures, the time needed for visitors to enter into the EPO building might take slightly more time than in the past, so we kindly request you to come on time.
Please do not forget to bring your ID!
We look forward to seeing you again on 22 March 2018 at the EPO in Rijswijk!
An overview of the activities/meetings organised by the Platform Formalities Officers over the past few years can be found here.
Under "Archive" you can find the presentations of the last two years.