• Reinforcing ties between the EPO and Japanese applicants

    Reinforcing ties between the EPO and Japanese applicants

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180118.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 18 January 2018 Organised jointly with JETRO Düsseldorf (the German branch of the Japan External Trade Organization), the seventh annual meeting between representatives of Japanese industry in Europe, JETRO and the EPO took... Continue reading

     
  • Re-organisation set to improve quality and efficiency in EPO’s patent granting process

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180102.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 2 January 2018 The European Patent Office has completed an internal re-organisation which will enhance the efficiency of its patenting process. The move is also expected to foster the timeliness of the patent... Continue reading

     
  • EPO extends fast –track pilot programmes with four countries

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171222.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 22 December 2017 With effect from 6 January 2018, the EPO will be extending its PPH pilot programmes with four partners around the globe, namely Canada, Israel, Mexico and Singapore, thus enabling innovators from Europe... Continue reading

     
  • Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO rules on disclaimers

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171220.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 20 December 2017 On 18 December 2017, the Enlarged Board of Appeal issued a decision on the referral G 1/16.  The Office will now resume the examination and opposition proceedings that were stayed ex... Continue reading

     
  • 154th meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (Munich, 13 and 14 December 2017)

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171219.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation held its 154th meeting in Munich on 13 and 14 December 2017 under the chairmanship of Christoph ERNST (DE). The Administrative Council noted the activities... Continue reading

     
  • Official inauguration of the new building for the Boards of Appeal

    Official inauguration of the new building for the Boards of Appeal

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171215.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 15 December 2017 The new building for the Boards of Appeal Unit of the EPO in Haar, Munich, was officially inaugurated yesterday. The ceremony was attended by EPO Vice President for International and... Continue reading

     
  • Bilaterial Cooperation Agreement signed with France

    Bilaterial Cooperation Agreement signed with France

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171214a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 14 December 2017 The EPO and the French National Industrial Property Office (INPI) have signed a three-year bilateral co-operation plan. The agreement, which provides a framework for collaboration in areas such as IT... Continue reading

     
  • EPO’s quality management system re-certified under ISO 9001

    EPO’s quality management system re-certified under ISO 9001

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171214.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 14 December 2017 The EPO has again achieved ISO 9001 certification for the entire patent process, following an audit by an external certifying authority. The certificate was presented to EPO President Benoît Battistelli... Continue reading

     
  • New patent study confirms growth in Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies

    New patent study confirms growth in Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171211.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 11 December 2017 Download Top 25 4IR applicants at the EPO 2011-2016 (JPG, 3 MB) European patent applications related to smart connected objects are rising rapidly, achieving a growth rate of 54% in the last... Continue reading

     
  • Benoît Battistelli elected Chair of CEIPI Administrative Council

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171201a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 1 December 2017 The Centre for Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) has elected EPO President Benoît Battistelli as Chair of its Administrative Council. Founded by Strasbourg University in 1963, the CEIPI focuses on training... Continue reading

     
 
 
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