Second public consultation on the EPO Observatory

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The European Patent Office (EPO) is holding a public consultation to gather your input and diverse viewpoints in the first biennial Work Plan (2023-2025) of its Observatory on Patents and Technology.

Launching in the second half of 2023, the Observatory will contribute to a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of important issues related to the future of innovation and technology, and their impact on the patent system.

The first Work Plan will outline the topics covered by the Observatory as well as the activities and tools it plans to implement, ranging from calls for interest, consultations, awareness-raising campaigns, online seminars, educational activities and the development of a digital library.  It will list the priorities for the Observatory on Patents and Technology ready for its launch.

This consultation will run until Friday 10 of March and is open to all interested stakeholders and experts of the innovation ecosystem. The EPO encourages participation from a broad community of innovation experts and not only IP specialists. We encourage you, our readers and patent information users, to give feedback on the topics, tools and activities the Observatory plans to cover and develop. The consultation will also give you the opportunity to express interest in actively participating in the Observatory.

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