Tell us your views on the latest EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines

Users have until 4 April 2023 to provide their input on the Guidelines published today.

Quantum computing technologies on the rise

New EPO study reveals strong increase in the number of inventions in the field of quantum computing.

Patent grants up 10% at IP5 offices in 2021

The world’s five largest intellectual property offices publish their latest statistics report.

Kids’ collaborative art competition

Opportunity for primary school children to express their dreams of a more sustainable world.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the EPC

This year, the European Patent Office (EPO) celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the European patent system.

German Constitutional Court decision on EPO appeal system

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

Hydrogen patents shift towards clean technologies with Europe and Japan in the lead

Latest EPO-IEA report is the most comprehensive and up-to-date study of global trends in hydrogen technologies

EPO and Peru IP Office make their PPH fast-track programme permanent

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.


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