• EPO launches new Ombuds Office service

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220429.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. As of today, a new Ombuds Service is available to support stakeholders who experience difficulties in their dealings with the EPO and who have exhausted the regular channels for resolution.

     
  • First EP validation & PCT e-fillings for NPOs

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220413.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. On 6 April, the first online EP Validation request via the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania was filed using the new Front Office filing software and a test of the... Continue reading

     
  • President Campinos meets with Director General of UKRPATENT, Andrew Kudin

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220411.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Heads of office discuss current solidarity measures, reinforced partnership and technical assistance

     
  • Further shaping EPO’s definition of quality

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220406a.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. SACEPO Working Party on Quality met to improve EPO products and services

     
  • Pilot project for oral proceedings in opposition by VICO extended to 31 December 2022

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220406.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Further improvements and new features as of today, with more to come in the weeks ahead

     
  • Patent applications in Europe reach record level in 2021

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220405.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The EPO’s Patent Index 2021, published today, shows that patent filings rebounded significantly last year.

     
  • EPO and CPVO renew cooperation agreement

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220401.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. The EPO today renewed their Administrative Arrangement with the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) to continue their cooperation.

     
  • Bilateral heads of office meeting with OAPI

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220329.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. Organisations discuss next steps for a validation agreement

     
  • Improving patent information products and services with our users

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220325.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. SACEPO working party meets to discuss recent advances and future developments in the EPO’s tools and documentation

     
  • European Qualifying Examination 2022

    http://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220323.html Content reproduced from the Website of the European Patent Office as permitted by their terms of use. European Qualifying Examination (EQE) 2022 completed