Cooperative patent classification a common classification system initiated jointly by USPTO and EPO will start from January 2013. Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) is the result of the efforts of the EPO and the USPTO to develop a common classification system that will be used by the two offices in the […]
According to the recent EPO Amendment (Amended Rule 141(1) EPC), all applications filed with EPO on or after January...
Inventors or innovator companies file patent applications in multiple Patent Offices around the world simultaneously...
The EPO and Google have signed a MoU on November 30, 2010 for translating patent documents. According to the agreement,...
The USPTO and EPO are beginning to venture into developing a common hybrid patent classification system in order to improve the efficiency of the examination process for patents. This initiative is one of the ten foundation projects of the five IP offices (foundation projects of fiveIPoffices may be found at […]Read more ›
European Patent Office (EPO) in its endeavour of enhancing information accessible to the public about EPO has initiated activities involving training and education which is provided by EPO’s external training and education arm, European Patent Academy (EPA). The EPA acts as an interface between the EPO and the public for […]Read more ›
As per a recent official journal published by European Patent Organisation (EPO), the Government of the Republic of Albania (AL) deposited its instrument of accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC) on 11 February 2010. However, the EPC will only enter into force for Albania on 1 May 2010. The […]Read more ›