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.
To inspire the next generation of inventors, the EPO introduced the Young Inventors prize as part of its annual European Inventor Award.
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Patent Knowledge Week is the new digital event that replaces the EPO Patent Information Conference.
"New technologies are never created from nothing. They are constructed—put together—from components that previously exist", according to Arthur and Polak in 2006.
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.
To play football you need patented shoes.
Force majeure in Asian patent legislation and its impact on the patent system
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Solution to the patenticulars challenge from the last issue.
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.
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?
When is the next annual fee payment due for granted Japanese patent JP6534571B2?
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.
In Espacenet, we've made it easy for you to find your way around without ever needing to use a mouse.
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.
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This is the EPO's new communication channel for anything and everything relating to patent data, patent information, and patent knowledge.
The EPO Patent Data User Day went online, providing information on bulk data sets and Open Patent Services (OPS) to active users.
An overview of EPO products, services and data sets for your search, inspection and analysis purposes.