Actus du 30 Juillet 2021 - source :

Latest guide to preparing for the EQE is now online

The 10th edition of the guide to preparing for the European qualifying examination (EQE) is now available online. Read more

Actus du 27 Juillet 2021 - source :

EPO and City of Munich nurture future leaders and innovators at global summit

The One Young World Summit, held from 22 - 25 July, saw delegates attend a series of speeches, panels, networking events and workshops. Read more

Actus du 23 Juillet 2021 - source :

Exploring future possibilities: European Patent Office publishes “Towards a new normal”

Today the European Patent Office (EPO) published "Towards a new normal", an orientation document to explore how the Office can capitalise on new opportunities in a potentially post-COVID-19 era. Read more

Actus du 22 Juillet 2021 - source :

High-level online meetings enhance user engagement at the EPO

As part of the EPO’s continuous dialogue with users across all sectors, the latest in a series of high-level meetings with applicants took place on Wednesday 21 July. Read more

Actus du 21 Juillet 2021 - source :

Discover the power of EPO patent data

New free data visualisation service allows users to explore global technology trends and connections Read more

Actus du 21 Juillet 2021 - source :

New report reveals global patenting trends in space technologies

Joint study by EPO, the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) and the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the rapid growth in patenting activity, driven by growth of private operators Read more

Actus du 20 Juillet 2021 - source :

Severe flooding in Europe: Solidarity with Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

It is with the deepest sadness that everyone at the EPO is following the news of casualties and widespread destruction caused by severe flooding in parts of western Europe in recent days. Read more

Actus du 20 Juillet 2021 - source :

New case studies show routes to success

Series of technology transfer case studies and podcasts reveals how patent strategies support commercial success for innovative technologies. Read more

Actus du 16 Juillet 2021 - source :

EBoA endorses conduct of oral proceedings by videoconference during pandemic

Enlarged Board of Appeal decides that under specific circumstances oral proceedings by VICO before the boards of appeal are compatible with the EPC irrespective of party consent Read more

Actus du 13 Juillet 2021 - source :

German Court decision paves the way for implementation of Unitary Patent and UPC

The German Federal Constitutional Court announced on 9 July 2021 the rejection of two applications for a preliminary injunction against the German Act of Approval to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA). Read more

Actus du 12 Juillet 2021 - source :

Opposition by videoconference: a year of progress

Latest report summarises the many achievements in the pilot project for opposition oral proceedings by VICO and outlines the next steps. Read more