The European Patent Office (EPO) received 193 460 applications in 2022, an increase of 2.5% on the previous year and a new record.
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President Campinos: CPC now the most powerful classification system in the world
2 148 candidates of 58 nationalities participated in this year’s European qualifying examination (EQE).
Members of SACEPO Working Party on Rules discussed latest changes
European Patent Office receives delegation from the Japan External Trade Organization
Meet the expert behind the first adaptable robotic exoskeleton for children
User representatives from Europe, China, Japan, Korea and the United States met online to exchange on digital transformation in the patent grant process and advances in online services.
Theme for 2023 puts spotlight on innovation and gender equality
Working arrangement covers data sharing and cooperation activities
EPO staff and management express their sympathy for the victims
The latest EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines enter into force on 1 March 2023, with the public user consultation continuing until 4 April.
Outstanding solutions highlight the potential of machine learning for identifying sustainable innovation in the field of plastics.
First two countries implement filing tool
Germany has deposited its instrument of UPCA ratification.
Five days of intense sessions in Budapest.
Share your input before 10 March and help steer the Observatory’s key topics, tools and activities.
110th network member joins, as 9th edition of programme launches.
EPO staff and management express their sympathy for the victims.
The countdown begins to the online award ceremony on 23 February, when the winners will be revealed.
Users have until 4 April 2023 to provide their input on the Guidelines published today.
New EPO study reveals strong increase in the number of inventions in the field of quantum computing.
The world’s five largest intellectual property offices publish their latest statistics report.
Opportunity for primary school children to express their dreams of a more sustainable world.
This year, the European Patent Office (EPO) celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the European patent system.
Article 15a of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal
The German Federal Constitutional Court has published a decision today confirming that the EPO’s appeal system provides independent and effective judicial relief, as required by the German constitution for courts of international organisations
Latest EPO-IEA report is the most comprehensive and up-to-date study of global trends in hydrogen technologies
Following a successful 3-year pilot, the Patent Prosecution Highway programme between the EPO and the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection (Peru) (INDECOPI) became permanent on 2 January 2023.