Tag Archives: European Patent Office

Philips is the world’s largest patent applicant for the second consecutive year

Philips filed 2,568 patent applications* at the EPO during 2016 Company maintains number-one position in three strategic patent filing areas: ‘Medical Technology’, ‘Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy’ and ‘Measurement’  AMSTERDAM, 08-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading health technology company Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, … Read the full press release

ABB registered more patent applications with the European Patent Office than any other Swiss-based company in 2014

In 2014, ABB filed more patent applications in Europe than any other company in Switzerland, for the second consecutive year Zurich, Switzerland, 27-02-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, registered more patent applications with the … Read the full press release

European Patent Office signs Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programmes with Canada, Mexico and Singapore to launch accelerated treatment of patent applications

New pilot programmes to start in 2015 Aimed at faster processing of patent applications Offices can exploit each other’s work EPO President Battistelli: “Innovating companies from these regions will benefit from faster and easier access to patent protection” Geneva, 26-9-2014 … Read the full press release

EPO partners with ASEAN Member States Intellectual Property Offices over establishing institutional framework for structured co-operation on patents

Siem Reap, Cambodia, 3-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The nine Heads of ASEAN Member States Intellectual Property Offices (AMS-IPOs) and EPO President Benoît Battistelli signed their first regional Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) today on Industrial Property with the overall aim of establishing … Read the full press release

First-ever EU-wide study of the impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on the European economy

Brussels, Belgium, 15-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission today welcomed the publication of the first-ever EU-wide study of the impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on the European economy in terms of GDP, employment, wages and trade. Carried out jointly by … Read the full press release

Group TBI led construction consortium and two leading architectural firms selected to design and construct The European Patent Office’s new building in Hague, Netherlands

Munich/Rijswijk, 27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Patent Office (EPO) announced today that a consortium of four companies belonging to the Group TBI, one of the largest construction, mechanical and electrical services companies in the Netherlands, in co-operation with two leading … Read the full press release

European Patent Office improves multilingual access to patent documents by adding six new languages

Munich, 27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — In a move to further improve multilingual access to information contained in patent documents, the European Patent Office (EPO) today made another set of European languages available in its free machine translation service Patent Translate. With … Read the full press release

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, EPO President Benoît Battistelli discussed the future unitary patent

Munich, 24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — German Federal Minister of Justice Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger met with European Patent Office (EPO) President Benoît Battistelli at the EPO headquarters in Munich today to discuss developments in the European patent system, and in particular the future … Read the full press release

European Patent Office and Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office signed set of co-operation agreements over improving patent systems

Munich, 20-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — EPO President Benoît Battistelli and the Director-General of the Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC), Adil Elmaliki, signed a set of co-operation agreements yesterday in Munich to strengthen the patent system in both Morocco and … Read the full press release

H. Lundbeck A/S disappointed and strongly disagrees with EC decision and intends to appeal

The European Commission has decided that Lundbeck’s agreements concluded with four generic competitors concerning citalopram violated competition law The decision includes fining Lundbeck EUR 93 million Lundbeck’s financial guidance for 2013 is maintained excluding costs connected to the fine Lundbeck is … Read the full press release