• Boards of Appeal Annual report 2017 has been published

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180418.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The first Annual report of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office since the introduction of a comprehensive set of reforms has been published.

     
  • European Parliament event on SMEs and patents

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180416b.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. EPO presents case studies highlighting patents as springboard for SME success

     
  • 40 years of professional representation before the EPO

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180416a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. EPO President Benoît Battistelli joined Francis Leyder, President of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO (epi) and Christian Cardona, the Maltese Minister for Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, to celebrate the... Continue reading

     
  • EPO fee reduction takes effect as of 1 April 2018

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180404.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The European Patent Office announces that fee reductions for patent applications entered into force on 1 April 2018. The measures will lower a number of costs in the patent application and examination process,... Continue reading

     
  • Meeting with UK Intellectual Property Office highlights role of patents in supporting innovation

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180326.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. A delegation from the UK Intellectual Property Office headed by Comptroller General and Chief Executive Tim Moss met EPO President Benoît Battistelli and other senior managers to discuss recent developments in patents and... Continue reading

     
  • European patent system in focus at EU Presidency conference in Sofia

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180320.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. EPO President Benoît Battistelli outlined recent developments in the European patent system and the importance of patents in supporting innovation and economic growth, which is set to be boosted by the Unitary Patent.

     
  • EPO reports growing demand; Europe’s attractiveness as leading tech market confirmed

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180307.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The EPO received nearly 166 000 European patent applications in 2017, an increase of +3.9% and an all-time high.

     
  • 36th Trilateral heads of office meeting in Japan

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180305a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. EPO President Benoît Battistelli, the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) Naoko Munakata, and the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu, held their annual Trilateral heads... Continue reading

     
  • Patent research grants – call for proposals 2018

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180305.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Under the programme, grants of up to EUR 100 000 are awarded in respect of selected proposals on patent-related matters.

     
  • Your feedback matters to us: new round of user satisfaction surveys planned

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180301a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The EPO is launching a new round of user satisfaction surveys in 2018 to measure customer satisfaction with our search, examination and opposition services as well as formalities.

     
 
 
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