• 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.

     
  • Validation agreement with Cambodia enters into force

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180301.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. European patents granted by the EPO and validated in Cambodia will have the same legal effects as a corresponding Cambodian patent and will be subject to Cambodian patent law.

     
  • Engaging with users on patent quality

    Engaging with users on patent quality

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180209.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 9 February 2018 Second meeting of SACEPO Working Party on Quality in The Hague Members of the SACEPO Working Party for Quality met for the second time yesterday to discuss quality in patents,... Continue reading

     
  • EPO and Argentina step up co-operation on patents

    EPO and Argentina step up co-operation on patents

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180207.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 7 February 2018 EPO President Benoît Battistelli met with Argentina’s Commerce Secretary Miguel Braun on 5 February in Buenos Aires to discuss recent developments in patents and innovation and the co-operation between the... Continue reading

     
  • EPO and CIPA: no impact of Brexit on UK membership of EPO

    EPO and CIPA: no impact of Brexit on UK membership of EPO

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180125.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 25 January 2018 High-level representatives and experts of the EPO, led by President Benoît Battistelli, met yesterday in Munich with a delegation of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)  headed by its... Continue reading

     
  • 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

     
 
 
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