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.
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.
The EPO and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) have signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral co-operation.
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.
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.
Ils luttent contre les maladies, répondent aux grands enjeux écologiques du moment et rendent nos vies plus agréables et plus sûres
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.
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.
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.
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.
The management and staff of the EPO are deeply shocked and saddened by the horrendous incident that occurred in London on 22 March.
EPO President Benoît Battistelli has signed bilateral co-operation plans with the heads of the patent offices of Latvia and Lithuania.
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.
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.
Carl Josefsson has commenced his role as the new President of the EPO Boards of Appeal (BoA).
La boîte aux lettres automatique du siège de l'OEB à Munich (bâtiment Isar, Kohlstrasse) sera fermée à compter du 1er avril 2017.
The EPO and Russia's Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) have launched their joint Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme to enable work-sharing and accelerated treatment of patent applications in both regions.
In its order for decision G1/15, related to the question of partial priorities and so-called toxic divisionals, the Enlarged Board of the EPO held that a generic claim encompassing alternative subject matter may not be refused partial priority, provided the alternative subject matter has been directly, at least implicitly, and unambiguously disclosed in the priority document.
New sub-committee on quality of EPO’s SACEPO advisory body meets for the first time in Munich
EPO President Benoît Battistelli and Senior Minister Cham Prasidh, Cambodian Minister of Industry and Handicraft, have signed an agreement in Phnom Penh to extend, upon request of the applicant, the validity of European patent applications and patents to Cambodia...