The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently released the outcomes of its new study named “Women’s participation in inventive activity”, which aims at better understanding the presence of women inventors across different countries, time periods, technology fields and applicant types.

The study is set against a background of growing interest shown by the

Lo scorso 5 luglio 2022 la Commissione Ricorsi dell’Ufficio Brevetti Europeo (“EPO”) ha pubblicato le motivazioni scritte della decisione resa nel celebre caso DABUS (J 8/20). Tale decisione conferma in toto la posizione espressa nel 2020 dalla Sezione ricevente dell’EPO e ribadisce che solo un essere umano può essere designato come inventore nel quadro del

Following yesterday’s deposit by Austria of its instrument of ratification of the Protocol on Provisional Application of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court, the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union has just declared that the Protocol has now entered into force. Similar statements were issued by the European Patent Office and

The European Patent Office (EPO) released the Patent Index 2020, which gives an overview of the filing activities in the EU during the past year. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic’s dramatic impact on all aspects of the economy, the number of patent applications filed only slightly declined with a 0.7% decrease compared to 2019.

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