• Espacenet: 20 years of free access to patent information in Europe

    Espacenet: 20 years of free access to patent information in Europe

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20181019.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 19 October 2018 Today marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the EPO’s free online patent search tool, Espacenet. This service was the result of a pioneering step of the European Patent... Continue reading

     
  • US Bar-EPO Liaison Council meeting 2018

    US Bar-EPO Liaison Council meeting 2018

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20181018.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Members of the US Bar-EPO Liaison Council together with EPO staff at the 34th annual meeting of the Liaison Council in Munich 18.10.2018 The 34th annual meeting of the US Bar-EPO Liaison Council... Continue reading

     
  • Nellie Simon appointed EPO Vice-President for Corporate Services

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20181011.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 11 October 2018 The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation has appointed Nellie Simon Vice-President of the European Patent Office’s Directorate-General Corporate Services. Ms Simon, an Austrian national, will succeed Željko Topić... Continue reading

     
  • Christoph Ernst to be next EPO Vice-President for Legal and International Affairs

    Christoph Ernst to be next EPO Vice-President for Legal and International Affairs

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20181010a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Christoph Ernst 10 October 2018 The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation, in a meeting chaired by the Council’s Deputy Chairman, Josef Kratochvíl, has appointed Christoph Ernst Vice-President of the European Patent... Continue reading

     
  • Stephen Rowan appointed EPO Vice-President for Patent Granting Process

    Stephen Rowan appointed EPO Vice-President for Patent Granting Process

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20181010.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Stephen Rowan, Photo courtesy of UKIPO 10 October 2018 The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation, the Organisation’s legislative body, has appointed Stephen Rowan Vice-President of the European Patent Office Directorate-General Patent... Continue reading

     
  • EPO fosters international co-operation during WIPO Assemblies

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20181005.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 05.10.2018 A high-level EPO delegation led by President António Campinos attended the WIPO Assemblies in Geneva last week to meet with counterparts from national patent offices from around the world to help shape... Continue reading

     
  • EPO and Chinese IP office sign bilateral co-operation plan

    EPO and Chinese IP office sign bilateral co-operation plan

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180925.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 25 September 2018 The EPO and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA, formerly SIPO) have agreed on a co-operation programme for next year as part of their long-term strategic partnership on strengthening... Continue reading

     
  • Co-operation with Spain on patents

    Co-operation with Spain on patents

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180924.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 24 September 2018 During his first official visit to Spain last week, EPO President António Campinos met with Ministers to discuss how to further strengthen the patent system and support innovation and economic... Continue reading

     
  • The EPO further reduces its environmental impact

    The EPO further reduces its environmental impact

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180817.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 17 August 2018 The EPO has published its 2017 Environmental Report, which presents environmental data and reports on progress the Office achieved in its environmental performance across all EPO locations in Berlin, Munich,... Continue reading

     
  • Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal: Appeal deemed not to be filed or inadmissible in case of delayed fee payment?

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180723.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 23 July 2018 In accordance with Article 112(1)(b) EPC the President of the European Patent Office has referred a point of law concerning the interpretation of Article 108 EPC to the Enlarged Board... Continue reading

     
 
 
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