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Calling IP data enthusiasts! 

Ever thought of applying for a research grant from the EPO's Academic Research Programme (ARP)? On 11 and 12 July 2023, between 09.30 and 12.30 hrs CEST, beneficiaries of the ARP will report on the progress of their research and receive questions and feedback from EPO experts.  

For the first time, the workshop will be open to the public. This is a unique opportunity to get an insight into the schemes currently running under the ARP and to find out how the programme works. Amongst many other relevant topics, you will find out, for example, how the researchers explore innovation ecosystems and overcome limitations of Boolean searching by using AI for data retrieval and classification. Don't miss it!  

Registration for the EPO Academic Research Programme workshop is open until 9 July 2023.  

Further information 

EPO Academic Research Programme
EPO Academic Research Programme workshop 

Keywords: EPO Academic Research Programme, ARP

Unitary Patent data and the European Patent Register 

The launch of the Unitary Patent system on 1 June 2023 means the Register for Unitary Patent Protection (UP Register) is now fully integrated into the European Patent Register.   

If UP-related data for a European Patent is available in the Register, the new Unitary Patent chapter with three UP views now appears in the navigation bar. 

New UP chapter in the navigation bar

Fig. 1: New UP chapter in the navigation bar   

In the Advanced search interface, two new search fields have been added: "Unitary effect request date" and "Unitary effect registration date".  

New UP-related search fields in Advanced search

Fig. 2: New UP-related search fields in Advanced search    

Take a look at the Unitary Patent release notes to find out more about how to search for Unitary Patents in the Register, the new Register structure and what UP-related information is available in both the European Patent Register and the Unitary Patent Register.  

Further information 

Unitary Patent release notes
Unitary Patent information in patent knowledge
European Patent Register
Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 

Keywords: Unitary Patent, patent knowledge, European Patent Register