Organised jointly with JETRO Düsseldorf (the German branch of the Japan External Trade Organization), the seventh annual meeting between representatives of Japanese industry in Europe, JETRO and the EPO took place in Munich on 17 January 2018.
Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld and Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Andy Faile
The EPO has completed an internal re-organisation which will enhance the efficiency of its patenting process.
Guest blog by Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office Hope Shimabuku
Guest Blog by Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board David Ruschke
With effect from 6 January 2018, the EPO will be extending its PPH pilot programmes with four partners around the globe, namely Canada, Israel, Mexico and Singapore, thus enabling innovators from Europe and these countries to continue obtaining p