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Tuesday, 01.10.2013 Study indicates that roughly 35% of jobs in the EU rely on IPR-intensive industries The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) jointly carried out a study that measures the importance of Intellectual Property in the European Union...
Monday, 30.09.2013 Cost-Effective IP Tools Different studies show that small businesses face several difficulties in using the intellectual property (IP) system. Among them, costs related to the acquisition, maintenance and enforcement of IP...
Monday, 30.09.2013 Commercialising Intellectual Property: Assignment Agreements “Commercialising IP” is a series of fact sheets published by the European IPR Helpdesk aiming at providing an introduction to various forms of commercialisation which can be useful...
Thursday, 26.09.2013 Patent Information News 3/2013 The European Patent Office (EPO) has released a new issue of the Patent Information News, which is a quarterly publication that informs European patent information users of new developments in the...
Thursday, 26.09.2013 IP5 offices agree on joint PPH pilot programme The world's five largest Intellectual Property Offices (IP5) - the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the State...
Thursday, 26.09.2013 Make Good Ideas Happen The University of Malta in collaboration with the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise, and Industry & Isis Innovation, the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, is organising...
Thursday, 19.09.2013 Simplification: the new main word in Horizon 2020 In the end of this year, the Seventh Framework Programme will reach its end and in 2014 we will open the door to Horizon 2020. According to the European Commission, this new Framework Programme...
Thursday, 19.09.2013 Patents and standards: an expert interview Thousands of industry standards affect our daily life, including medical devices or GPS navigation systems. They have sometimes a “tenuous interaction” with patents and therefore it is...
Tuesday, 10.09.2013 Turkey joins TMview Since the beginning of this month, the Turkish Patent Institute made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool.According to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM),...
Thursday, 05.09.2013 Commercialising Intellectual Property: Internal product development “Commercialising IP” is a series of fact sheets aiming to provide an introduction to the forms of commercialisation that can be useful for the less advanced public likely to be involved...
Tuesday, 03.09.2013 EU IPR Helpdesk Webinars in September and October The EU IPR Helpdesk training team is back from summer break with four more webinars to come in September and October:Monday, 16 September 2013: IP in EU Funded ProjectsMonday, 23 September 2013: IP...
Tuesday, 27.08.2013 Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court: webinar on the latest developments Some weeks ago the European Patent Academy organised two public webinars concerning the developments on the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court. Both of them included a Q&A session held...
Tuesday, 27.08.2013 New FP7 monitoring report has been published The Sixth FP7 Monitoring Report focused on the Framework Programme implementation in 2012 was published at the beginning of this month.In this report, you can see in detail the outputs obtained and...
Tuesday, 27.08.2013 Open Access to research publications: study on the availability of open access during 2004/2011 Recently, the European Commission identified open access to research results as an essential element to boost Europe’s innovation capacity. Consequently, the European Commission announced that...
Tuesday, 13.08.2013 Annual UK IP crime report The IP Crime Group, founded by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), has produced the IP Crime Report 2012/13. The Group brings together experts from industry groups, enforcement agencies and...
Tuesday, 13.08.2013 Protecting IPR: Customs detain €1 billion worth of fake goods at EU borders in 2012 EU Customs detained almost 40 million products suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2012, according to the European Commission's annual report on customs actions to...
Wednesday, 07.08.2013 Publishing v. patenting Usually, the two main means to bring technical and scientific knowledge to the public are patent applications and journal publications. With the advent of the internet two alternative means are...
Tuesday, 30.07.2013 Commission fills legal gaps for unitary patent protection In February most EU member states signed the Unified Patent Regulations, which are aimed at establishing in the EU a European patent with unified effect.According to the Unified Patent Regulations,...
Monday, 29.07.2013 New brochure of the European IPR Helpdesk on brokerage events Several organisations across Europe and in particular the Enterprise Europe Network organise brokerage events. These events are an easy, cheap and quick way for SMEs to meet with potential business...
Thursday, 25.07.2013 Six EU Member States among the world's 10 most innovative Six European Union Member States are in the top ten list of the 10 most innovative nations (Sweden (2), United Kingdom (3), Netherlands (4), Finland (6), Denmark (9), Ireland (10)), while Switzerland...

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