• Joint statement of EPO and CNIPA on response to COVID-19

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2020/20200630.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The European Patent Office (EPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) stand in full solidarity with all those affected by COVID-19.

     
  • EPO’s Annual Review 2019 published: progress made on strategic plan

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2020/20200630a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Published in a new format and replacing the former Annual Report, the review outlines the main achievements and activities carried out under each of the five goals of the Office’s Strategic Plan 2023,... Continue reading

     
  • Fighting coronavirus – EPO supports researchers with patent information

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2020/20200626.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The EPO has published the first two parts of a series of resources designed to help researchers and decision-makers benefit from patent information in their fight against coronavirus.

     
  • EPO receives top marks for quality of its patents and services

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2020/20200609.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The EPO has for the ninth consecutive time been ranked number one among the world’s largest patent offices by users for the quality of its patents and services in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM)’s... Continue reading

     
  • Engaging with users on the EPO Guidelines

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2020/20200616.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Representatives of user associations and other experts have been meeting on 3 occasions these last weeks with EPO management and experts in the framework of the Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO.

     
  • Conference to mark 100th anniversary of the Latvian Patent Office highlights role of IP in supporting economic growth

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2020/20200521.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. At an international conference today on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia, delegates paid tribute to the country’s achievements in building up a solid... Continue reading

     
  • EPO mourns with Spain over lives lost

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2020/20200528.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The management and staff of the EPO wishes to express their deepest sympathy for the people of Spain

     
  • For nature: EPO marks World Environment Day

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2020/20200605.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The EPO today celebrates World Environment Day. Hosted annually since 1974, the event draws participants in over 140 countries and encourages policy makers, businesses, and individuals to focus on important environmental issues.

     
  • Update on Coronavirus – SUPERSEDED by new continually updated page

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2020/20200306.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Information for external partners and potential visitors to the EPO

     
  • Digital technologies take top spot in European patent applications

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2020/20200312.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. According to the EPO Patent Index 2019, the surge in the fields of digital communication (+19.6%) and computer technology (+10.2%) is fuelling the sustained growth in patent filings