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Des inventeurs d’exception originaires d’Allemagne, d’Autriche, de Belgique, d’Espagne, des Etats Unis, de France, d’Italie, de Maroc, et des Pays-Bas remportent le Prix de l’inventeur européen 2017

Lancé par l'OEB en 2006, ce prix annuel récompense, individuellement ou en équipe, les inventeurs dont les innovations ont apporté des réponses aux grands défis de notre temps.

Independent Survey confirms EPO No.1 for quality

The annual benchmarking survey, published last week, shows that the EPO is rated top among the world's five largest patent offices (IP5) for patent quality and service by the 800 patent professionals surveyed.

Attack in London

The Management and staff of the European Patent Office have been deeply shocked by news of the horrific attack that took place in the London Bridge and Borough Market area of London on Saturday evening.

World’s five largest intellectual property offices celebrate ten years of co-operation

In the first ten years of its existence, IP5 co-operation has delivered a number of products and services that particularly support innovating businesses which have a global market orientation.

EPO and SIPO further strengthen their co-operation

The EPO and SIPO of China have co-operated since 1985 and have had a privileged strategic co-operation partnership for the last 10 years.

Solidarity with the UK

The Management and staff of the European Patent Office are deeply shocked by the terrible news of the attack that took place after a pop concert in Manchester yesterday.

EPO and Institute of Industrial Property of Angola initiate bilateral co-operation

President Battistelli and Director General Camati agreed in principle on the future launch of a comprehensive co-operation programme including the validation of EP patents in Angola and EPO technical assistance for the development of the national patent system.

EPO and Argentina sign co-operation agreement

The EPO and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) have signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral co-operation.

EPO and Eurasian Patent Office agree to launch Patent Prosecution Highway

The EPO and the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) have agreed to launch a joint Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme to enable work-sharing and accelerated treatment of patent applications at both offices.

Monegasque ambassador visits the EPO

The Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, paid an official visit to the EPO on 25 April for the formal hand-over of the instruments of ratification by Monaco of the Bilateral Working Agreement on Searches.

Distinguer les hommes et les femmes à l’origine d’innovations révolutionnaires : Les 15 finalistes nommés au Prix de l’inventeur européen 2017

Ils luttent contre les maladies, répondent aux grands enjeux écologiques du moment et rendent nos vies plus agréables et plus sûres

Solidarity with Sweden

The management and staff of the EPO are deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific attack which took place in Stockholm on Friday 7 April.

L’OEB offre des bourses de recherche académique

C’est aujourd'hui le lancement du nouveau programme de recherche académique de l'OEB visant à apporter un soutien financier à la recherche universitaire en matière de brevets. Le programme offre des bourses allant jusqu'à 100 000 EUR aux propositions gagnantes.

EPO and CPVO workshop on plant-related inventions

CPVO and EPO experts continued their exchange on working practices on issues such as the use of databases and other working tools, quality policy, as well as measures to ensure clarity and transparency in this important technical field.

Trilateral offices celebrate 35 years of co-operation, discuss ways to further advance patent systems worldwide

The 35th annual Trilateral conference was preceded by a meeting between the offices and industry associations from the three regions to collect feedback from users of the patent system.

Solidarity with the United Kingdom

The management and staff of the EPO are deeply shocked and saddened by the horrendous incident that occurred in London on 22 March.

Bilateral co-operation plans signed with Latvia and Lithuania

EPO President Benoît Battistelli has signed bilateral co-operation plans with the heads of the patent offices of Latvia and Lithuania.

EPO President meets with Jo Johnson, the new UK intellectual property minister

EPO President Benoît Battistelli met the UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Jo Johnson in London on 8 March to discuss recent developments in patents and their role in supporting innovation.

Les délivrances de brevet européen atteignent un niveau record en 2016

Grâce à des mesures efficaces ayant permis de renforcer sa productivité, l’Office européen des brevets (OEB) a délivré 96 000 brevets l’an dernier, soit une augmentation de 40 % par rapport à 2015 et un nouveau record historique.

First Boards of Appeal President takes up his post

Carl Josefsson has commenced his role as the new President of the EPO Boards of Appeal (BoA).


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