• 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

     
  • Agreements with Brazil and Tunisia enter into force

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171201.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 1 December 2017 Two major agreements signed by the EPO with Brazil and Tunisia will enter into force today. The agreements will mean new services for companies and inventors from Europe and the... Continue reading

     
  • Supporting innovation in the plant sector with IP rights: EPO-CPVO conference in Brussels

    Supporting innovation in the plant sector with IP rights: EPO-CPVO conference in Brussels

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171129a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 29 November 2017 CPVO President Martin Ekvad, CPVO Vice-President Francesco Mattina, Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders of Maastricht University, EPO Principal Director Margot Fröhlinger The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Community Plant Variety... Continue reading

     
  • Patent applications filed at IP5 offices up 10%

    Patent applications filed at IP5 offices up 10%

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171129.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 29 November 2017 More than 2.6 million patent applications were filed at the world’s five largest intellectual property offices in 2016, an increase of 10.4% over the previous year, according to a new... Continue reading

     
  • EPO supports Munich “Science Days”

    http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171128.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. 28 November 2017 The EPO, alongside the Bavarian government and the City of Munich, is one of the main sponsors of this year’s Munich Science Days (“Münchner Wissenschaftstage“). Aimed at promoting science and... Continue reading

     
 
 
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