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Building bridges through cooperation: EPO and Cambodian Ministry of Industry and Handicraft host first IP conference
on 30 January 2020 at 23:00
This week the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH) hosted their first joint IP conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
EPO publishes grounds for its decision to refuse two patent applications naming a machine as inventor
on 27 January 2020 at 23:00
The EPO has published its decision setting out the reasons for its recent refusal of two European patent applications in which an AI system was designated as the inventor.
New insights into the patent system: first results from the EPO Academic Research Programme published
on 22 January 2020 at 23:00
The EPO has published six research reports developed with funding from its Academic Research Programme. The research used patent data to investigate topics such as financing for innovation, knowledge transfer, trade, tracking inventions in the marketplace, and the growth of technologies to tackle climate change.
Coordinating our response to AI and emerging technologies: five largest IP offices hold first joint task force meeting
on 16 January 2020 at 23:00
The five largest intellectual property offices held the inaugural meeting of their joint Task Force on New Emerging Technologies and Artificial Intelligence this week in Berlin.
The EPO and representatives from EU Member States call for the speedy implementation of the Unitary Patent package
on 9 January 2020 at 23:00
António Campinos, President of the EPO, and his team met today with the Chair and members of the executive group of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee, as well as with the Chair of the Unitary Patent Select Committee, to take stock of the state of play of the preparations to implement the Unitary Patent package.