OEB Newsfeed

News from the European Patent Office
  1. Ratification by Austria triggers the start of the period for provisional application of the Unified Patent Court agreement.
  2. Paolo Balboni has been appointed as Chair of the new Data Protection Board. He will be supported by Paul Breitbarth and Fernando Silva.
  3. Share your views with us in our public consultation
  4. Our latest technology transfer case studies reveal how smart patent strategies and co-operation can create commercial opportunities for innovative researchers.
  5. Data protection at the EPO now in line with the highest international standards and best practices and with EU legislation.
  6. Ruling by Legal Board of Appeal confirms that the EPC requires inventors to be human
  7. The EPO is launching a survey of EPO applicants and a consultation of user and stakeholder associations to assess the impact of the strict novelty requirement for patentability under the EPC.
  8. This EPO conference will be open to the public for the first time, providing unique insights into sustainable technologies as well as healthcare innovation ecosystems.
  9. The heads of office convened to discuss recent developments and plan future co-operation.
  10. The annual season’s greetings message for external stakeholders tells a story about how Espacenet saves Christmas, reminding us that it’s not just what you know, but where to find it, and how to share the information.