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EPO and CIPO make their PPH fast-track programme permanent
on 19 January 2021 at 23:00
The EPO and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) have announced that the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programme between the two offices became permanent on 6 January 2021.
Patent grants up 5.9% at IP5 offices in 2019
on 13 January 2021 at 23:00
The world’s five largest IP offices granted 1.6 million patents in 2019, an increase of 5.9% on the previous year, according to the latest IP5 Statistics Report published earlier this week on the IP5 website.
EPO allows the taking of evidence by VICO
on 22 December 2020 at 23:00
The Administrative Council amends Rules 117 and 118 EPC to permit the hearing of parties, witnesses and experts by videoconference.
Impact of AI on patent system explored at EPO digital event
on 17 December 2020 at 23:00
The European Patent Office (EPO) conference “The role of patents in an AI driven world” came to a conclusion today. The two-day online event provided a platform to discuss artificial intelligence (AI), its impact on intellectual property (IP), and the potential benefits it could bring to patent offices.
EPO congratulates INPI Brazil on its 50th anniversary
on 13 December 2020 at 23:00
The National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil (INPI) celebrated its 50th anniversary on 11 December 2020, with messages coming from national and international organisations from around the world.