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European patent system in focus at EU Presidency conference in Sofia

EPO President Benoît Battistelli outlined recent developments in the European patent system and the importance of patents in supporting innovation and economic growth, which is set to be boosted by the Unitary Patent.

La hausse de la demande de brevets en 2017 auprès de l’OEB confirme l’attractivité de l’Europe comme principal marché de l’innovation

L’OEB a reçu près de 166 000 demandes de brevets européens en 2017, soit une hausse de 3,9 % : un nouveau record historique.

36th Trilateral heads of office meeting in Japan

EPO President Benoît Battistelli, the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) Naoko Munakata, and the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu, held their annual Trilateral heads of office meeting last week in Hakone, Japan, hosted by the JPO.

Bourses de recherche en matière de brevets – appel à projets 2018

Nach diesem Programm werden für ausgewählte Vorschläge zu patentbezogenen Projekten Beihilfen in Höhe von bis zu 100 000 EUR gewährt.

Votre avis est important : nouvelles enquêtes de satisfaction auprès des utilisateurs

En 2018, l'OEB entame un nouveau cycle d'enquêtes de satisfaction auprès des utilisateurs qui lui permettra d'évaluer le degré de satisfaction de ses clients concernant les services de recherche, d'examen et d'opposition, ainsi que les formalités.

Validation agreement with Cambodia enters into force

European patents granted by the EPO and validated in Cambodia will have the same legal effects as a corresponding Cambodian patent and will be subject to Cambodian patent law.

Engaging with users on patent quality

Second meeting of SACEPO Working Party on Quality took place in The Hague

EPO and Argentina step up co-operation on patents

The EPO signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) on the introduction of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) by INPI.

EPO and CIPA: no impact of Brexit on UK membership of EPO

High-level representatives and experts of the EPO, led by President Benoît Battistelli, met yesterday in Munich with a delegation of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) headed by its President, Stephen Jones.

Reinforcing ties between the EPO and Japanese applicants

Organised jointly with JETRO Düsseldorf (the German branch of the Japan External Trade Organization), the seventh annual meeting between representatives of Japanese industry in Europe, JETRO and the EPO took place in Munich on 17 January 2018.

Re-organisation set to improve quality and efficiency in EPO’s patent granting process

The EPO has completed an internal re-organisation which will enhance the efficiency of its patenting process. The move is also expected to foster the timeliness of the patent granting procedure for users and contribute to higher quality patents and services.

EPO extends fast –track pilot programmes with four countries

With effect from 6 January 2018, the EPO will be extending its PPH pilot programmes with four partners around the globe, namely Canada, Israel, Mexico and Singapore, thus enabling innovators from Europe and these countries to continue obtaining patents more quickly and efficiently.

Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO rules on disclaimers

On 18 December 2017, the Enlarged Board of Appeal issued a decision on the referral G 1/16.

154e session du Conseil d'administration de l'Organisation européenne des brevets (Munich, les 13 et 14 décembre 2017)

Le Conseil d'administration de l'Organisation européenne des brevets a tenu sa 154e session les 13 et 14 décembre 2017 à Munich, sous la présidence de M. Christoph ERNST (DE).

Official inauguration of the new building for the Boards of Appeal

The new building for the Boards of Appeal Unit of the EPO in Haar, Munich, was officially inaugurated yesterday.

Bilaterial Cooperation Agreement signed with France

The EPO and the French National Industrial Property Office (INPI) have signed a new three-year bilateral co-operation plan. The agreement, which provides a framework for collaboration in areas such as IT projects and training, was signed by EPO President Benoît Battistelli and INPI Director General Romain Soubeyran in Munich today.

EPO’s quality management system re-certified under ISO 9001

The certificate was presented to EPO President Benoît Battistelli by Frank Graichen, Managing Director of the external certification authority DQS, at a ceremony at the EPO headquarters in Munich. The ceremony was attended by the Chairman and the members of the Administrative Council, in their role as representatives of the EPO's member states.

Une nouvelle étude sur les brevets confirme l’essor des technologies de la quatrième révolution industrielle

Le nombre de demandes de brevet européen relatives à des objets connectés intelligents augmente rapidement avec une croissance de 54% au cours des trois dernières années, comme le rapporte la première étude globale de l’Office européen des brevets (OEB) sur ce sujet.

Benoît Battistelli élu Président du Conseil d'administration du CEIPI

Le Centre d'études internationales de la propriété intellectuelle (CEIPI) a élu M. Benoît Battistelli, Président de l'OEB, à la présidence de son Conseil d'administration.

Agreements with Brazil and Tunisia enter into force

Two major agreements signed by the EPO with Brazil and Tunisia will enter into force today.


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