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.
With effect from 6 January 2018, the EPO will be extending its PPH pilot programmes with four partners around the globe, namely Canada, Israel, Mexico and Singapore, thus enabling innovators from Europe and these countries to continue obtaining patents more quickly and efficiently.
On 18 December 2017, the Enlarged Board of Appeal issued a decision on the referral G 1/16.
Die 154. Tagung des Verwaltungsrats der Europäischen Patentorganisation fand unter dem Vorsitz von Christoph ERNST (DE) am 13. und 14. Dezember 2017 in München statt.
The new building for the Boards of Appeal Unit of the EPO in Haar, Munich, was officially inaugurated yesterday.
The EPO and the French National Industrial Property Office (INPI) have signed a new three-year bilateral co-operation plan. The agreement, which provides a framework for collaboration in areas such as IT projects and training, was signed by EPO President Benoît Battistelli and INPI Director General Romain Soubeyran in Munich today.
The certificate was presented to EPO President Benoît Battistelli by Frank Graichen, Managing Director of the external certification authority DQS, at a ceremony at the EPO headquarters in Munich. The ceremony was attended by the Chairman and the members of the Administrative Council, in their role as representatives of the EPO's member states.
Europäische Patentanmeldungen zu vernetzten smarten Objekten wachsen rasant: Allein in den letzten drei Jahren ist das Anmeldeaufkommen um 54 % gestiegen, wie die erste Studie des Europäischen Patentamts (EPA) zum Thema "Patente und die Vierte Industrielle Revolution (4IR)" zeigt.
The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) has elected EPO President Benoît Battistelli as Chair of its Administrative Council.
Two major agreements signed by the EPO with Brazil and Tunisia will enter into force today.