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25.5.2018
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect

Today the European Union GDPR enters into force with the aim of ensuring a high level of data protection.

9.5.2018
OMPIC-EPA: Strategische Partnerschaft zugunsten der technologischen und industriellen Entwicklung

Am 8. Mai 2018 wurde EPA-Präsident Benoît Battistelli von Moulay Hafid Elalamy, dem Minister für Industrie, Handel, Investitionen und digitale Wirtschaft, in Rabat empfangen.

 
4.5.2018
Europe’s patent information centres share experience in Ljubljana

Some 200 representatives from the 36 countries gathered in Ljubljana this week at the EPO's 2018 PATLIB conference to discuss how best to support companies and inventors through their patent information services.

 
26.4.2018
United Kingdom ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement

The United Kingdom has announced today that it has deposited the instruments of ratification of the Agreement relating to the Unified Patent Court (UPCA). This now brings the total number of ratifications to sixteen.

 
24.4.2018
Fünfzehn herausragende Erfinder: Finalisten des Europäischen Erfinderpreis 2018 gekürt

Das Europäische Patentamt (EPA) gibt die Erfinder und Erfinderteams für den prestigeträchtigen jährlichen Innovationspreis bekannt

 
20.4.2018
EPO and AIPPI discuss strategic objectives

High-level representatives and experts from the EPO, led by President Benoît Battistelli, met with the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Bureau headed by its President Hao Ma at the EPO headquarters in Munich yesterday.

 
18.4.2018
Boards of Appeal Annual report 2017 has been published

The first Annual report of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office since the introduction of a comprehensive set of reforms has been published.

 
16.4.2018
European Parliament event on SMEs and patents

EPO presents case studies highlighting patents as springboard for SME success

 
16.4.2018
40 years of professional representation before the EPO

EPO President Benoît Battistelli joined Francis Leyder, President of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO (epi) and Christian Cardona, the Maltese Minister for Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, to celebrate the epi's 40th anniversary.

4.4.2018
EPO fee reduction takes effect as of 1 April 2018

The European Patent Office announces that fee reductions for patent applications entered into force on 1 April 2018. The measures will lower a number of costs in the patent application and examination process, and help reinforce a more business friendly-approach in support of innovation.

 
26.3.2018
Meeting with UK Intellectual Property Office highlights role of patents in supporting innovation

A delegation from the UK Intellectual Property Office headed by Comptroller General and Chief Executive Tim Moss met EPO President Benoît Battistelli and other senior managers to discuss recent developments in patents and co-operation between the two offices.

 
20.3.2018
European patent system in focus at EU Presidency conference in Sofia

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.

 
7.3.2018
EPA Jahresbericht 2017: Wachsende Nachfrage nach europäischen Patenten

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.

 
5.3.2018
36th Trilateral heads of office meeting in Japan

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.

 
5.3.2018
Forschungsbeihilfen - Projektaufruf 2018

Nach diesem Programm werden für ausgewählte Vorschläge zu patentbezogenen Projekten Beihilfen in Höhe von bis zu 100 000 EUR gewährt.

1.3.2018
Ihr Feedback ist uns wichtig: neue Runde von Umfragen zur Nutzerzufriedenheit

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.

1.3.2018
Validation agreement with Cambodia enters into force

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.

 
9.2.2018
Engaging with users on patent quality

Second meeting of SACEPO Working Party on Quality took place in The Hague

 
7.2.2018
EPO and Argentina step up co-operation on patents

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.

 
25.1.2018
EPO and CIPA: no impact of Brexit on UK membership of EPO

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.

 
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