Actus du 31 Janvier 2020 - source :

Building bridges through cooperation: EPO and Cambodian Ministry of Industry and Handicraft host first IP conference

This week the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH) hosted their first joint IP conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Read more

Actus du 28 Janvier 2020 - source :

EPO publishes grounds for its decision to refuse two patent applications naming a machine as inventor

The EPO has published its decision setting out the reasons for its recent refusal of two European patent applications in which an AI system was designated as the inventor. Read more

Actus du 26 Janvier 2020 - source :

WIPO’s Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances Set to Enter into Force with Indonesia's Ratification; Aims to Improve Livelihoods of Actors and other Audiovisual Performers

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances received a key 30th member, allowing entry into force of the international agreement designed ultimately to improve earning conditions for actors and other audiovisual performers vital to the film products beloved by viewing publics worldwide. Read more

Actus du 23 Janvier 2020 - source :

New insights into the patent system: first results from the EPO Academic Research Programme published

The EPO has published six research reports developed with funding from its Academic Research Programme. The research used patent data to investigate topics such as financing for innovation, knowledge transfer, trade, tracking inventions in the marketplace, and the growth of technologies to tackle climate change. Read more

Actus du 17 Janvier 2020 - source :

Coordinating our response to AI and emerging technologies: five largest IP offices hold first joint task force meeting

The five largest intellectual property offices held the inaugural meeting of their joint Task Force on New Emerging Technologies and Artificial Intelligence this week in Berlin. Read more

Actus du 10 Janvier 2020 - source :

The EPO and representatives from EU Member States call for the speedy implementation of the Unitary Patent package

António Campinos, President of the EPO, and his team met today with the Chair and members of the executive group of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee, as well as with the Chair of the Unitary Patent Select Committee, to take stock of the state of play of the preparations to implement the Unitary Patent package. Read more

Actus du 07 Janvier 2020 - source :

Ten Candidatures Received for Post of WIPO Director General

Ten candidatures for the post of Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) were received by 5 p.m. (Geneva time) on December 30, 2019, the deadline fixed for the submission of names. Read more

Actus du 20 Décembre 2019 - source :

EPO refuses DABUS patent applications designating a machine inventor

The EPO has refused two European patent applications in which a machine was designated as inventor. Read more

Actus du 18 Décembre 2019 - source :

EPO and ARIPO sign agreement on Reinforced Partnership

In an effort to enhance international co-operation in order to strengthen the global patent system, the EPO has signed a Reinforced Partnership agreement with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Read more

Actus du 13 Décembre 2019 - source :

WIPO Begins Public Consultation Process on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today launched a public consultation process on artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property (IP) policy, inviting feedback on an issues paper designed to help define the most-pressing questions likely to face IP policy makers as AI increases in importance. Read more

Actus du 05 Décembre 2019 - source :

SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines agrees on public consultation

Members of the SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines and the EPO met on 27 November to discuss the annual revision of the Guidelines for Examination in the EPO and the Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT Authority. Read more