Actus du 21 Mai 2019 - source :

Joint EPO-EUIPO study finds strong link between growth of SMEs and their use of IP

New study looks at relationship between SMEs, growth and use of Intellectual Property Rights. Read more

Actus du 15 Mai 2019 - source :

Summit gives new boost to Europe's network of patent information centres

At the PATLIB Summit held last week in Porto, representatives of patent information centres from across Europe provisionally adopted a set of recommendations aimed at boosting the EPO's support for the PATLIB Network, and further improving services for companies, researchers and inventors. Read more

Actus du 10 Mai 2019 - source :

Search Matters 2019: Insight for searchers and patent information professionals focuses on AI

The EPO has held its annual Search Matters conference at its headquarters in Munich. Read more

Actus du 07 Mai 2019 - source :

EPO announces the finalists for the European Inventor Award 2019

The Award, now in its 14th year, celebrates the genius and creativity of inventors and inventor teams for their contributions to scientific and technological progress, their role in generating economic growth, and their impact on our daily lives. Read more

Actus du 25 Avril 2019 - source :

World Intellectual Property Day 2019 “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports”

World Intellectual Property Day 2019 explores how innovation, creativity and the intellectual property (IP) rights that encourage and protect them support the development and worldwide enjoyment of sports. Read more

Actus du 18 Avril 2019 - source :

Have your say: last round of public consultation for the EPO's Strategic Plan 2023

The EPO has published its draft Strategic Plan 2023 and is now inviting all stakeholders to provide their views on the document. Read more

Actus du 16 Avril 2019 - source :

Medtech CII event to raise awareness among SMEs

The EPO and the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) jointly hosted the first in a series of events on computer-implemented inventions in medical technology last week in Lund, Sweden. Read more

Actus du 11 Avril 2019 - source :

European Patent Office’s new premises in The Hague receives international award as “Best Tall Office Building”

The new premises of the European Patent Office (EPO) in The Hague have been named "Best Tall Office Building" by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), an internationally recognised arbiter on tall buildings. Read more

Actus du 10 Avril 2019 - source :

Patent research grants – call for proposals 2019

Under the programme, grants of up to EUR 100 000 are awarded in respect of selected proposals on patent-related matters. Read more

Actus du 05 Avril 2019 - source :

Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal related to plant patentability

Today, pursuant to Article 112(1)(b) EPC, the President of the EPO has submitted questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal which relate to the patentability of plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes and to decision T 1063/18 of a Technical Board of Appeal of December 2018. Read more

Actus du 05 Avril 2019 - source :

EPO and Jordan launch negotiations on validation agreement

The heads of the EPO and the Jordanian Industrial Property Protection Directorate (IPPD) met in Munich today to start negotiations on a validation agreement. Read more