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News from the European Patent Office
  1. New EPO study reveals strong increase in the number of inventions in the field of quantum computing.
  2. The world’s five largest intellectual property offices publish their latest statistics report.
  3. Opportunity for primary school children to express their dreams of a more sustainable world.
  4. This year, the European Patent Office (EPO) celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the European patent system.
  5. Article 15a of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal
  6. The German Federal Constitutional Court has published a decision today confirming that the EPO’s appeal system provides independent and effective judicial relief, as required by the German constitution for courts of international organisations
  7. Latest EPO-IEA report is the most comprehensive and up-to-date study of global trends in hydrogen technologies
  8. Following a successful 3-year pilot, the Patent Prosecution Highway programme between the EPO and the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection (Peru) (INDECOPI) became permanent on 2 January 2023.
  9. Unitary Patent transition period starts 1 January 2023, and forms for requesting the measures offered may be submitted as of that day
  10. EPO delegation, led by President Campinos, undertakes a 10-day mission to Africa