Actus du 18 Novembre 2019 - source :

EPO underlines the pivotal role of patents for the economy at parliamentary event in Brussels

The EPO last week presented two of its studies at an event in the European Parliament hosted by Jörgen Warbon MEP, Vice-President SME Europe of the European People's Party group. Read more

Actus du 12 Novembre 2019 - source :

EPO and Chinese IP office enhance their comprehensive strategic partnership

EPO President António Campinos and the Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), Shen Changyu, agreed to enhance their bilateral co-operation in the framework of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Read more

Actus du 12 Novembre 2019 - source :

World Intellectual Property Report 2019 – Local Hotspots, Global Networks: Innovative Activity Is Increasingly Collaborative and International

The 2019 edition of WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Report analyzed millions of patent and scientific publication records across several decades to conclude that innovative activity has grown increasingly collaborative and transnational, while originating in a few large clusters located in a small number of countries. Read more

Actus du 11 Novembre 2019 - source :

“Back to the future”: EPO supports TEDx event

The EPO yesterday participated in TEDxMünchen, an event in which scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders shared insight from their respective areas of expertise. Read more

Actus du 08 Novembre 2019 - source :

Margarita Salas - a pioneer in genetics and molecular biology

Message of condolence from the management and staff members of European Patent Office. Read more

Actus du 06 Novembre 2019 - source :

EPO underlines importance of IP protection at Web Summit

An EPO delegation including António Campinos, EPO President, Nellie Simon, Vice-President Corporate Services, and several expert examiners took part in Web Summit in Lisbon between 4 and 6 November. Read more

Actus du 06 Novembre 2019 - source :

EPO and LESI hold first conference on the importance of IP to high-growth firms

On 4 and 5 November 2019 the EPO and the Licensing Executives Society International held their first-ever joint conference focussed on the importance of IP to high-growth firms. Read more

Actus du 05 Novembre 2019 - source :

Simplifying access to patent protection in Georgia

The EPO has signed a validation agreement with the government of Georgia, which, once in force, will allow European patent applications and patents to take legal effect in Georgia. Read more

Actus du 05 Novembre 2019 - source :

EPO and Cambodia renew bilateral co-operation, take stock of their validation agreement

A delegation from Cambodia led by Senior Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh visited the EPO on 31 October to meet with a team from the EPO headed by President António Campinos. Read more

Actus du 05 Novembre 2019 - source :

EPO and Mexico launch reinforced partnership

The EPO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Reinforced Partnership with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), further strengthening the longstanding co-operation between Europe and Mexico in the area of patents. Read more

Actus du 04 Novembre 2019 - source :

European patents help SMEs commercialise high-potential inventions, new study shows

A new study published today by the European Patent Office (EPO) finds that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) rely on European patents to protect their high-potential inventions and that two thirds of these inventions are commercially exploited. Read more