Happy holidays! It's the most wonderful time of the year, so let's celebrate with some festive patents.
This issue of Patent Knowledge News comes bearing gifts…
Solution to the previous challenge
Two years on, let’s take a look at Patent Knowledge’s contribution to the worldwide efforts to fight the virus.
Report on the EPO's first Patent Knowledge Week
The Nobel prizes are awarded every year on 10 December, commemorating the day their founder, Alfred Nobel, died.
10 to 20% of all patent applications in China
The IBC of Theseus – Philosophy and Patents
The EPO's Patent Knowledge Week 2021 is over – a big thank you to all our speakers and everyone who attended!
A new patent insight report published in early November reveals the extent of the growth in patent filings for the period 2001-2020 for quantum technologies (QT) related to space for earth observation, navigation and communication.
"Look over the shoulder" of patent examiners and read the very latest communications between patent applicants and the patent office.
Movember, a worldwide event taking place each year, aims to spread the word on the importance of men’s health issues.
Patent term adjustments on their way through Asia
In a number of EPO tools and the European Publication Server.
Overcome the language barrier – search with classification symbols. Speed up your search and avoid noise.
Sign up for one of our live online seminars in Autumn 2021
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!
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.
Many patent offices around the world offer applicants the option to accelerate the substantive examination procedure under certain conditions…..
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.
Patent term adjustments in Asian patent systems
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.
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
All you need are your browser zoom options.
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.
Ready for the first challenge in this new section? OK then… let’s go!
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.
Commercialising your product in a new market is a tricky process.
Yes, we know it's not a real word, but it made you curious, right?