SME case studies highlights importance of patents for Europe’s SMEs

The EPO has published a set of 12 case studies which show how Europe’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are successfully using patents for their business. The studies form a part of the EPO’s efforts to support smaller companies in better protecting their inventions. The publication aims to raise awareness of the importance of patents Read more about SME case studies highlights importance of patents for Europe’s SMEs[…]

EPO and IRENA enhance cooperation on patent information about renewable energy technologies

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the EPO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation to promote innovation in the field of renewable energy technologies. The agreement enhances the co-operation between the two bodies. “This MoU is intended to provide a framework for long-term collaboration between the EPO and IRENA with the Read more about EPO and IRENA enhance cooperation on patent information about renewable energy technologies[…]

Voting is open for the European Inventor Award 2017 Popular Prize

Members of the public are invited to cast their vote for their favourite inventor from among the 15 finalists. The winner will be announced when the European Patent Office (EPO) presents this year’s Award ceremony in Venice on 15 June. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the EPO website, Innovation TV and the EPO’s Read more about Voting is open for the European Inventor Award 2017 Popular Prize[…]