EPO President Benoît Battistelli outlined recent developments in the European patent system and the importance of patents in supporting innovation and economic growth, which is set to be boosted by the Unitary Patent.
Beim EPA sind im Jahr 2017 rund 166 000 Patentanmeldungen eingereicht worden. Das bedeutet eine Steigerung von 3,9% gegenüber dem Vorjahr und einen neuen Höchstwert in der Geschichte des Amtes.
EPO President Benoît Battistelli, the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) Naoko Munakata, and the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu, held their annual Trilateral heads of office meeting last week in Hakone, Japan, hosted by the JPO.
Nach diesem Programm werden für ausgewählte Vorschläge zu patentbezogenen Projekten Beihilfen in Höhe von bis zu 100 000 EUR gewährt.
Das EPA startet 2018 eine neue Runde von Umfragen zur Nutzerzufriedenheit, um zu ermitteln, wie zufrieden die Kunden mit den Dienstleistungen in den Bereichen Recherche, Prüfung, Einspruch und Formalsachbearbeitung sind.
European patents granted by the EPO and validated in Cambodia will have the same legal effects as a corresponding Cambodian patent and will be subject to Cambodian patent law.
Second meeting of SACEPO Working Party on Quality took place in The Hague
The EPO signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) on the introduction of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) by INPI.
High-level representatives and experts of the EPO, led by President Benoît Battistelli, met yesterday in Munich with a delegation of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) headed by its President, Stephen Jones.
Organised jointly with JETRO Düsseldorf (the German branch of the Japan External Trade Organization), the seventh annual meeting between representatives of Japanese industry in Europe, JETRO and the EPO took place in Munich on 17 January 2018.
The EPO has completed an internal re-organisation which will enhance the efficiency of its patenting process. The move is also expected to foster the timeliness of the patent granting procedure for users and contribute to higher quality patents and services.