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L'OEB et IP Australie signent un protocole d'accord sur la coopération bilatérale

L'OEB a signé un protocole d'accord sur la coopération bilatérale avec l'Office australien des brevets (IP Australie).

EPO and USPTO renew their commitment to joint classification scheme

President Benoît Battistelli of the European Patent Office (EPO) and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Michelle Lee renewed their commitment on the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding extending their cooperation to the future.

The EPO welcomes next step forward for the Unified Patent Court

Protocol puts practical arrangements into motion, including recruitment of judges

New guidelines for PCT procedure

The EPO has pre-published its “Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT Authority” online. They enter into force on 1 November.

L'OEB rend publiques les conditions d'emploi de son personnel

Cette initiative s'inscrit dans une démarche visant à rendre plus transparents le fonctionnement de l'OEB et son cadre règlementaire interne.

EPO to donate EUR 100 000 to help refugees in Munich

The donation will be made to the Save Me - eine Stadt sagt ja! campaign, a local initiative supported by the city of Munich and by UN Refugee Aid Germany, the fundraising partner of UNHCR-Germany. The money will go towards Save me's work in providing direct emergency assistance, and supporting permanent resettlement of the refugees, helping them to find housing, jobs and education.

EPO and Italy await introduction of EU unitary patent

President Benoît Battistelli met Italy’s Under Secretary of State Simona Vicari in Rome today.

EPO hosts major conference on unitary patent and unified patent court

The third event of its kind, the forum hosted key speakers and contributors who addressed an audience of over 250 attendees on subjects related to the continuing development of the unitary patent package.

EPO and IMPI agree on CPC introduction in Mexico

Meeting in Munich yesterday the heads of the EPO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to the introduction of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) by the IMPI.

EPO supports new platform on renewable energy innovation

Two million patents and 400 standards for renewable energy and carbon mitigation technologies now accessible via one easy-to-use platform

Publication du bilan social 2014

As the two previous editions, the report aims at creating a better understanding of the current social situation at the EPO, and of the challenges ahead.

144e session du Conseil d'administration de l'Organisation européenne des brevets (Munich, 24 et 25 juin 2015)

Le Conseil d'administration de l'Organisation européenne des brevets a tenu sa 144e session à Munich les 24 et 25 juin 2015, sous la présidence de M. Jesper Kongstad, Directeur général de l'Office danois des brevets.

Ongoing consultation on reforms to the EPO boards of appeal

Reminder: User consultation closes on 30 June 2015

Global dossier now extended to include USPTO data

The EPO has extended the Global dossier service to include file wrapper data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Brevet unitaire : adoption d'une structure de taxes favorable aux entreprises

Le Comité restreint du Conseil d'administration de l'OEB a donné aujourd'hui son aval à la proposition de "véritable Top 4" soumise par l'Office européen des brevets concernant les taxes annuelles applicables au brevet unitaire.

European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee supportive of revised UP fee proposal

EPO President Benoît Battistelli addressed the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) in Brussels on 15 June at the invitation of JURI Chairman Pavel Svoboda MEP.

Des inventeurs récompensés par le Prix de l'inventeur européen

Le prestigieux prix annuel, qui est décerné pour la dixième année consécutive, honore les scientifiques et ingénieurs, dont les inventions ont contribué au progrès technologique et social, ainsi qu'à la croissance économique.

EPO global benchmark for quality, independent survey says

The EPO has once again been rated number one for patent quality among the world's largest patent offices, according to a recent survey of patent professionals by IAM magazine.

Social dialogue: discussion continues

A second roundtable meeting took place on 28 May 2015 with the Chairman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad, EPO President Benoît Battistelli, representatives of SUEPO and FFPE to resume discussion on the formal recognition of trade unions within the EPO legal framework.

Heads of IP5 offices agree to focus on improving services to users and the public

The heads of the world's five largest intellectual property offices (IP5), meeting today in Suzhou, China, pledged to step up their co-operation in order to further optimise their services to users and the public.


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