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2014

10.9.2014
Czech Industrial Property Office celebrates 95th anniversary

EPO President Benoît Battistelli met Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek and other representatives of government, industry and academia in Prague this week to discuss how to further strengthen the patent system to support innovation and economic growth.

4.9.2014
Coup d'envoi de la Fête de la bière 2014 à Munich : frissons d'adrénaline grâce aux technologies brevetées

Plus de 6 millions de visiteurs en seulement 16 jours, plus de 6,7 millions de litres de bière, la tour de chute libre la plus haute du monde : la Fête de la bière à Munich, qui commence cette année le 20 septembre, est l'attraction de tous les superlatifs.

 
15.7.2014
EPO and Spain continue co-operation on Latin America

Meeting in Santander, Spain, EPO President Benoît Battistelli and the Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Patricia García-Escudero Márquez, signed an agreement to promote the quality and efficiency of the Latin American patent system to the benefit of its users and of European industry in particular.

8.7.2014
Publication du bilan social 2013

Publié la première fois pour l'année 2012, le bilan social a pour but de permettre une compréhension commune de la situation sociale actuelle à l'OEB ainsi que des défis à venir.

4.7.2014
Signature d’un accord de validation des brevets européens avec la Tunisie

«C'est une avancée stratégique pour le système des brevets en Tunisie », a déclaré le Président Benoît Battistelli. «Cet accord simplifiera l'accès à la protection par brevet en Tunisie pour les demandeurs et titulaires de brevets européens qui le souhaitent.»

 
3.7.2014
Nouveau projet visant à améliorer la sécurité juridique en rapport avec les demandes en instance

Avec le projet "Early Certainty from Search", l'OEB poursuit plusieurs objectifs : émettre les rapports de recherche et les opinions écrites relatives à la brevetabilité dans les six mois à compter du dépôt ; clôturer les dossiers d'examen en cours avant d'entamer de nouveaux dossiers ; accélérer la délivrance en cas d'avis favorable au stade de la recherche.

27.6.2014
Administrative Council extends EPO President's mandate by another three years

At the meeting, the Council expressed its continued support for the EPO's quality/efficiency strategy adopted in 2011 under President Battistelli, which is being implemented by means of five „roadmaps" in the areas of IT, co-operation, human resources, buildings and quality.

25.6.2014
Work starts on one of the largest construction projects in the Netherlands

EPO President Benoît Battistelli and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte jointly laid the foundation stone for the EPO’s new main building at the Rijswijk site.

17.6.2014
Le Prix de l'inventeur européen 2014 rend hommage à une série d'inventeurs hors pair

Non moins de 500 invités de marque du monde des affaires, de la science, de la culture et de la politique - dont Heiko Maas, ministre fédéral de la Justice et de la Protection du consommateur - se sont rendus dans la capitale allemande pour assister à la cérémonie de remise organisée dans l'ancienne Administration impériale des télégraphes ("Kaiserliches Telegrafenamt").

 
16.6.2014
8th annual meeting on co-operation with EPO member states

The EPO and the national patent offices of the EPO member states (incl. Extension states) met in Crete on 12/13 June to discuss how to advance co-operation in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the European patent system, and thus better serve inventors and industry.

13.6.2014
Lancement du site web mobile

Le nouveau site (m.epo.org) ne couvre pas tout le contenu du site web principal de l'OEB. Il se concentre sur les services et les informations plébiscitées par les utilisateurs dans les enquêtes et les groupes de réflexion.

 
6.6.2014
IP5 Heads of Office meeting in Busan: move towards public access to patent information

The IP5 heads agreed to increase the quality of the patent documentation, promote public access to "file wrapper" information at the IP5 level, start work on patent harmonization, launch the update of the IP5 website and collaborate on the development of the Patent Cooperation Treaty system.

5.6.2014
EPO and SIPO launch first Global Dossier service

The EPO and SIPO today announced the launch of a new EPO service, called the Global Dossier, that displays European and Chinese dossier content on a family of patent applications (applications for the same invention filed at multiple offices).

3.6.2014
EPO and KIPO review co-operation to support innovation

At their annual bilateral meeting today in Seoul, the heads of the two offices agreed on a number of new co-operation projects aimed at increasing efficiency in the patent granting process through co-ordination and training in classification practices, and improved access to patent documentation.

2.6.2014
Innovation TV launched

The EPO’s new smart TV app brings innovation and inventors to your living room

16.5.2014
Europe's patent information centres gather in Istanbul to boost co-operation on innovation

EPO President Benoît Battistelli and President of the Turkish Patent Institute, Prof. Dr. Habip Asan, opened a conference of Europe's patent information centres (PATLIB) in Istanbul today.

6.5.2014
Vote for your favourite inventor to win the Popular Prize

Following the announcement of this year’s finalists for the European Inventor Award 2014 last week, we have now opened the competition to the public – you can now vote for your favourite individual or team to win the Popular Prize.

30.4.2014
ESAB statement on the unitary patent package

The EPO's Economic and Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB) has issued a statement on the Unitary Patent package, based on a study commissioned to Europe Economics and a report of a two-day workshop.

29.4.2014
Fifteen finalists announced for European Inventor Award

Fifteen pioneering inventors and/or teams have been named as finalists for the European Inventor Award 2014. The prize will be presented by the European Patent Office (EPO) at a gala ceremony in Berlin on 17 June.

 
16.4.2014
EU survey on IPR enforcement and protection

The European Union's Observatory on Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights has launched a survey on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries.

13.3.2014
Training Centre for European patent judges opened in Budapest

A dedicated Training Centre for the Unified Patent Court was officially opened today in Budapest. The centre will function as a coordinating office for the training of judges and candidate judges of the new court system which, together with the unitary patent, is expected to start operating in 2015.

6.3.2014
Les demandes de brevet auprès de l'OEB atteignent un record absolu

En 2013, l'OEB a reçu 266.000 demandes de brevet, contre 258.000 en 2012. L'OEB a accordé 66.700 brevets, soit 1,6% de plus qu'en 2012 (65.600), un nouveau record

 
4.3.2014
Boost for businesses and inventors as EPO and UK sign co-operation plan

The EPO signed a co-operation agreement today with the UK Intellectual Property Office aimed at helping both offices deliver high-quality and timely services to businesses and inventors.

27.2.2014
ASEAN member states’ IP offices and the EPO strengthen co-operation on patents

Mr. Battistelli noted the growing economic significance of the Southeast Asian region and welcomed this new regional co-operation framework as a contribution to further consolidating the development of innovation and the knowledge-based society among the Members States of ASEAN.

 
27.2.2014
Symposium on Article 123(2) EPC

Twenty-five senior patent professionals from Europe, Japan and the USA took the opportunity to share experiences with EPO examiners, lawyers and procedural experts in an effort to enhance understanding of how examiners apply Art. 123(2) EPC, and raise awareness among examiners of the problems encountered by users.

 
3.2.2014
Europe and Mexico intensify co-operation on patents

Meeting in Mexico City the heads of the EPO and IMPI agreed to enhance their co-operation on patents in an effort to support innovation in both regions.

16.1.2014
Plus de 265 000 demandes de brevet reçues en 2013

L'OEB a enregistré plus de 265 000 demandes de brevet en 2013, ce qui représente une hausse de 2,8 % par rapport à 2012 (257 700 demandes), et marque un nouveau record historique. L'année dernière, à l'issue d'une procédure de recherche et d'examen de grande qualité, l'OEB a délivré et publié 66 700 brevets, soit 1,7 % de plus qu'en 2012 (65 600).

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