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  1. Annual meeting held virtually over two days also saw stakeholders discuss EPO’s plans for the future
  2. Today, 9 June 2021, the EPO issued an invitation via email to EPO smart card holders and users of the credit card payment service to take part in a survey on batch payments and future fee payment functionalities.
  3. It also provides features for downloading or visualising the results for statistical analysis.
  4. The EPO has launched its new online magazine Patent Knowledge News, which will feature news, updates and facts relating to patent knowledge from the EPO and beyond.
  5. The SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines held its 21st meeting on 20 May.
  6. CMS will be replaced by Online Filing 2.0
  7. The conference marks the launch of the EPO’s PATLIB 2.0 project, aimed at increasing support to the network of over 300 patent information centres in Europe
  8. In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the EPO has decided to further extend the pilot project for conducting opposition hearings by VICO until 31 January 2022.
  9. On 11 May 2021, 80 representatives of 40 national offices (in 38 EPO member states and two future member states) and the EUIPO met online for the 15th annual meeting on co-operation.
  10. Users encouraged to become more familiar with the popular VICO platform before the autumn