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18.10.2019
Putting further strength on the EPO’s network in the co-operation with international partners

To strengthen international co-operation on patents, a delegation from the EPO met with representatives of IP offices from around the world on the fringes of the Assemblies of the Member States of the WIPO in Geneva last week and signed a number of agreements.

 
9.10.2019
Akira Yoshino, European Inventor Award winner, honoured with Nobel Prize

The Japanese chemist Akira Yoshino, winner of the European Inventor Award 2019, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year.

 
8.10.2019
EPO signs reinforced partnership agreement with Malaysia

EPO President António Campinos and the Director General of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), Dato' Mohd. Roslan bin Mahayudin, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Reinforced Partnership.

 
30.9.2019
EPO User Day 2019: Engaging with our users on our strategic plan, online services and sustainable technologies

The annual event, which took place on 24 September in The Hague, was attended by patent attorneys, paralegals and other IP specialists from 19 countries.

 
27.9.2019
Czech Industrial Property Office celebrates centenary

On 19 September, representatives of the EPO attended an international conference in Prague on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Industrial Property Office (IPO) of the Czech Republic.

 
25.9.2019
Intellectual property rights strongly benefit the European economy, EPO-EUIPO study finds

Industries that make intensive use of intellectual property rights (IPRs) such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright generate 45% of GDP (EUR 6.6 trillion) in the EU annually and account for 63 million jobs (29% of all jobs).

 
16.9.2019
EPO welcomes 750 visitors during Netherlands’ national heritage days

The EPO welcomed 750 visitors to its new premises in Rijswijk last weekend as part of the Netherlands' national heritage days (Open Monumentendag).

 
16.9.2019
EPO and USPTO heads meet in Munich

The heads of office spoke about their respective strategic plans and also addressed the rising importance of artificial intelligence, both in the patent granting process and as the subject-matter of patent applications, in addition to developments related to the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court.

 
13.9.2019
Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system with users at patents showcase event in London

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Chief Executive Tim Moss hosted Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu and European Patent Office President António Campinos at a patent showcase event in London on 13 September.

 
12.9.2019
EPO meets with users and IP offices in Sweden, Finland and Denmark

Led by President António Campinos, an EPO delegation which included Nellie Simon, Vice-President Corporate Services, and Christoph Ernst, Vice-President for Legal and International Affairs, visited Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

 
3.9.2019
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal related to the patentability of computer-implemented simulations

The President of the EPO has filed his comments in the matter of the referral G 1/19 (“Patentability of computer-implemented simulations”) to the Enlarged Board of Appeal

 
20.8.2019
Cashless payment at EPO canteens and cafeterias

During the month of August, all EPO canteens and cafeterias are turning into cashless premises.

 
24.7.2019
Munich technology neighbours European Patent Office and Deutsches Museum strengthen partnership

This step enhances relations between the two technology organisations, and is also an invitation to other local institutions as well as Bavarian stakeholders to engage in an inspiring exchange on innovation.

 
23.7.2019
EPO publishes latest Environmental Report 2018

The EPO has published its Environmental Report 2018 which presents the environmental impact of the EPO's operations data across all locations in Berlin, Munich, The Hague and Vienna in 2018 and compares the results with those achieved in 2017.

 
22.7.2019
EPO and INPI Brazil to further enhance their co-operation

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil (INPI) have agreed to work towards enhancing their co-operation.

 
16.7.2019
EPO hosts annual meeting of Ethics Network of Multilateral Organisations

The EPO hosted the 11th annual meeting of the Ethics Network of Multilateral Organisations (ENMO) last week (9-12 July) at its headquarters in Munich, bringing together senior ethics officers from 37 multilateral intergovernmental institutions.

 
16.7.2019
2018 Social Report: key indicators of an attractive, modern and diverse organisation

The EPO published its Social Report 2018, which offers a comprehensive overview of staff and working conditions at the Office.

 
12.7.2019
EPO engages young leaders on current youth issues

The EPO yesterday partnered with TEDxYouth@München and engaged in dialogue with young opinion leaders.

 
9.7.2019
Transparency on quality of products and services: EPO publishes Quality Report 2018

The 2018 edition delves deeper into the patent grant process, describing the checks and safeguards that are in place at each phase of the procedure at the Office.

 
2.7.2019
EPO and INPI Argentina sign first Reinforced Partnership Agreement in Latin America

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) are stepping up their cooperation.

 

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