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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...
Tuesday, 23.07.2013 The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPs) falls within the exclusive competence of the European Union Last week in case C‑414/11, the Court of Justice decided that the TRIPS agreement is within the exclusive competence of the European Union.According to the press release, the exclusive competence is...
Thursday, 18.07.2013 Study on trade secrets and confidential business information in the internal market Following an invitation to tender, the European Commission contracted the law firm Baker & McKenzie to carry out a study on the role of trade secrets and confidential business information as...
Thursday, 18.07.2013 European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin Issue (10) We are pleased to inform you that the tenth issue of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available on-line.Traditionally, public funded research was deemed to be focused...
Tuesday, 16.07.2013 The United States Patent and Trademark Office launches the Global Patent Search Network Searching Chinese patent documents is now easier with the new tool of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): the Global Patent Search Network.With this new tool, which is the result...

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