Patent Knowledge News

12.10.2021
Learning Patent Knowledge

Sign up for one of our live online seminars in Autumn 2021

 
11.10.2021
Highlights of the upcoming Patent Knowledge Week

Some people might think that patent knowledge is a niche subject, of interest only to a limited audience of specialists, but the organisers of Patent Knowledge Week know better!

 
11.10.2021
What's new with the classification of INPADOC legal events?

With about 350 million legal event records, the INPADOC database is a data pool that requires a classification scheme to make it easier to understand and retrieve relevant records.

 
11.10.2021
Patenticulars

Many patent offices around the world offer applicants the option to accelerate the substantive examination procedure under certain conditions…..

 
27.9.2021
Patent Knowledge Week

You are familiar with patent knowledge but wonder if you are harnessing its full power. Or you are new to patent knowledge and want to know what it is and what it can do for you.

 
27.9.2021
"20+" and still alive?

Patent term adjustments in Asian patent systems

 
27.9.2021
Patenticulars

Test your knowledge and search skills with our quiz about the patent history of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing as it is also known.

 
13.9.2021
Improved availability of citations originating from the examination phase of EP applications

The EPO has adapted its internal data workflows so that citations occurring during the examination stage for EP applications will be available in the EPO's patent information products and services, irrespective of whether or not the EP application leads to a patent.

 
13.9.2021
The European Inventor Award: breaking new ground

To inspire the next generation of inventors, the EPO introduced the Young Inventors prize as part of its annual European Inventor Award.

 
13.9.2021
Patenticulars

Can you find out more about this request for extension?

 
30.8.2021
New: Patent Knowledge Week

Patent Knowledge Week is the new digital event that replaces the EPO Patent Information Conference.

 
30.8.2021
Combinational inventions

"New technologies are never created from nothing. They are constructed—put together—from components that previously exist", according to Arthur and Polak in 2006.

 
30.8.2021
Patenticulars

In 2016, Dolby International AB filed a patent application for "Layered coding for compressed sound or sound field representations" which was subsequently granted a European patent.

 
19.7.2021
From Euro 2020 to innovation in sports shoes

To play football you need patented shoes.

 
19.7.2021
What if the unexpected happens?

Force majeure in Asian patent legislation and its impact on the patent system

 
19.7.2021
Did you know that … … it's easy to change the text size in new Espacenet?

All you need are your browser zoom options.

 
19.7.2021
Patenticulars

Solution to the patenticulars challenge from the last issue.

 
5.7.2021
New improvements in the European Patent Register

As a result of the EPO’s strategic plan SP2023, the latest release of the Register in June 2021 brings data improvements for the benefit of our users.

 
5.7.2021
Did you know that … you can adjust the size of panes in Espacenet?

Do you sometimes wish you could see the complete title in the result list? Or the drawings enlarged? Or even large parts of the description in one go?

 
5.7.2021
Patenticulars

When is the next annual fee payment due for granted Japanese patent JP6534571B2?

 
21.6.2021
PATLIB 2.0

Europe's capacity for great innovation is one of its key assets in securing a bright future. Innovation needs strong IP. The EPO is playing its part in that through its PATLIB 2.0 project, aimed at giving a new boost to the network of over 330 "PATLIB" IP support centres in Europe.

 
21.6.2021
Did you know that… Espacenet is keyboard accessible?

In Espacenet, we've made it easy for you to find your way around without ever needing to use a mouse.

 
21.6.2021
Adding EP Register data to the EPO worldwide legal event database (INPADOC)

The main source of EP procedural data for the INPADOC database has until now been EP bibliographic data (EBD), which contains the information referred to in Rule 143 EPC.

 
21.6.2021
Patenticulars

Ready for the first challenge in this new section? OK then… let’s go!

 
7.6.2021
Welcome to Patent Knowledge News

This is the EPO's new communication channel for anything and everything relating to patent data, patent information, and patent knowledge.

 
7.6.2021
EPO Patent Data User Day goes online in 2021

The EPO Patent Data User Day went online, providing information on bulk data sets and Open Patent Services (OPS) to active users.

 
7.6.2021
Quick navigation through the EPO's patent information data sets and tools

An overview of EPO products, services and data sets for your search, inspection and analysis purposes.

 
7.6.2021
The EPO's Global Patent Index – fit for your FTO search

Commercialising your product in a new market is a tricky process.

 
7.6.2021
Patenticulars

Yes, we know it's not a real word, but it made you curious, right?

 

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