EPO News News from the European Patent Office
Provisional application of the UPCA to start
on 18 January 2022 at 23:00
Ratification by Austria triggers the start of the period for provisional application of the Unified Patent Court agreement.
Nomination of Data Protection Board members
on 13 January 2022 at 23:00
Paolo Balboni has been appointed as Chair of the new Data Protection Board. He will be supported by Paul Breitbarth and Fernando Silva.
User survey on future Ombuds services
on 12 January 2022 at 23:00
Share your views with us in our public consultation
From lab to market – two more case studies highlighting routes to success
on 10 January 2022 at 23:00
Our latest technology transfer case studies reveal how smart patent strategies and co-operation can create commercial opportunities for innovative researchers.
New data protection rules enter into force on 1 January 2022
on 31 December 2021 at 23:00
Data protection at the EPO now in line with the highest international standards and best practices and with EU legislation.