On 18 December 2017, the Enlarged Board of Appeal issued a decision on the referral G 1/16.
The new building for the Boards of Appeal Unit of the EPO in Haar, Munich, was officially inaugurated yesterday.
Guest Blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld
The certificate was presented to EPO President Benoît Battistelli by Frank Graichen, Managing Director of the external certification authority DQS, at a ceremony at the EPO headquarters in Munich.
The EPO and the French National Industrial Property Office (INPI) have signed a new three-year bilateral co-operation plan.
Conducted by the EPO in co-operation with Handelsblatt Research Institute, the "Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)" study examines this profound technology trend that is now being observed across a whole range of technical fields.