Provisional application of the UPCA to start

Ratification by Austria triggers the start of the period for provisional application of the Unified Patent Court agreement.

Nomination of Data Protection Board members

Paolo Balboni has been appointed as Chair of the new Data Protection Board. He will be supported by Paul Breitbarth and Fernando Silva.

User survey on future Ombuds services

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From lab to market – two more case studies highlighting routes to success

Our latest technology transfer case studies reveal how smart patent strategies and co-operation can create commercial opportunities for innovative researchers.

New data protection rules enter into force on 1 January 2022

Data protection at the EPO now in line with the highest international standards and best practices and with EU legislation.


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